Northern Ham and Bean Soup
Recipe type: Meal in a Jar Food Storage Recipe
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 cups
This jar has a 1 year shelf life but if you remove the oxygen from the jar it will extend the shelf life to 5-6 years. webpage with instructions: This is a great freezer meal too
  • In the bottom of a wide mouth quart sized jar place 1½ cup of dry White Beans and ¼ tsp Baking Soda.
  • In a sandwich size baggie put: ½ cup Dehydrated Onion, ¼ cup Dehydrated Carrots, ¼ cup Freeze Dried Celery, 1 TBL Shriley J Beef Broth Powder, 1 tsp. Salt, ½ tsp Pepper, ½ tsp Garlic powder. Tie the baggie closed and place this baggie of vegetables and spices into the jar on top of the beans.
  • In a small baggie put ¾ cup Potato Pearls. Place this baggie in the jar on top of the other baggie.
  • Push baggies down into the jar so the plastic won't hang outside of the glass opening. Remove the oxygen from the jar with a FoodSaver or place an Oxygen Absorber into the jar and seal.
  • Ingredients added on cooking day: 2 cups diced ham and 1 can tomato sauce or paste
  1. Slow Cooking Instructions: Remove bags of vegetables and potatoes from the jar. Fill jar with water and soak beans overnight.
  2. The next day, rinse beans and put them in the slow cooker. Add 8 cups of water, 2 cups diced ham and 1 can of tomato sauce. Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  3. An hour before serving soup remove 2 cups of water from the beans and stir baggie of potatoes into water until potatoes are hydrated and smooth. Add potatoes to slow cooker. Add bag of vegetables to slow cooker. Increase heat to high and cook 30-60 more minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups Calories: 191 Fat: 3.5 g Saturated fat: 0.8g Carbohydrates: 30.9 g Sugar: 5.2g Sodium: 2,069.3 mg Fiber: 4.1 g Protein: 11.9 g Cholesterol: 15.9 mg
Recipe by Homemaking Divas at