Cheesy Ham and Bean Soup

    Cheesy Ham and Bean Soup

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    About this recipe: This is a real rustic soup. Beans are boiled until tender, then simmered with ham, condensed soup and processed cheese. It's something to look forward to on those cold winter nights. Perfect with fresh bread.

    Serves: 20 

    • 3.75 litres boiling water
    • 900g dry cannellini beans, soaked overnight
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 675g ham, chopped
    • 2 (295g) tins cream of mushroom condensed soup
    • 225g processed cheese, such as Kraft slices, unwrapped and chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr10min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr20min 

    1. Add beans to boiling water and cook on high. Beans will soak up some water, so you will need to add more water later. It will take 2-3 hours for the beans to be cooked through.
    2. As soon as beans can be mashed with fork, add ham and onions, let cook until beans and ham are done.
    3. Turn down to medium heat and add soup and cheese. Stir frequently while soup and cheese are mixed into the beans. When cheese is melted turn off heat and serve. Leftovers may be frozen.


    If your local supermarket doesn't stock dry cannellini beans, you can use dry flageolet beans or dry butter beans.

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