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Ham Stock, Applesauce, and Bean Soup

Ham Stock, Applesauce, and Bean Soup
Ham Stock, Applesauce, and Bean Soup


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup carrots (sliced or diced)
  • 2/3 cup potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups ham (diced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth (or ham stock)
  • 1/2 cup Our Family Garden, Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounce) navy or great northern beans (one can drained, one can NOT drained)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Heat vegetable oil in a soup pot.

Add carrots, potatoes, celery and onion.

Sauté for about 4 minutes, just until onion is beginning to soften.

Add ham and cook stirring about 2 minutes.

Add garlic, cooking one more minute.

Add stock and applesauce , bring to a low boil for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Add beans and tomato sauce, stir to blend, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Lori McLain, Denton, TX

1 thought on “Ham Stock, Applesauce, and Bean Soup

  1. I make my beansoup with applesauce because I was told many years ago to
    put and apple in my beansoup to take away the intestinal gas that normally
    accompanies bean soup. It works. I make my beansoup with some boullion
    and vegitable stock instead of meat or ham hock as I prefer a semivegetarian
    life style for health reasons. Thank you for posting this interesting information

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