15 Bean Soup with Ham and Smoke

Course Soup
Servings 10 cups


  • 1 package Hurst's HamBeens 15 Bean Soup dried beans
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 10 cups liquid or more as needed
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups carrot chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups ham cooked and cubed
  • 1 piece of dried kombu about 2" x 1"


  1. Prepare beans using the quick soak method. Place in stockpot with water to cover, bring to a boil for two minutes. Cover and let sit at least two hours. Drain, and return to pot.
  2. Cook beans in the same stockpot. Cover with 10 cups chicken broth (have more on hand if needed.) Add in 1 cup chopped onion, and all spices listed: chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, honey, honey mustard, bay leaves, dried parsley, liquid smoke. Simmer for an hour.
  3. At that one hour mark, add in the remaining ingredients and simmer until beans are tender. Your house will be filled with delicious soup smells, so go ahead and dive in when you can't hold yourself back.