Pennsylvania nine bean soup is a hearty, tasty soup that everyone loves! An easy meal to make on cold days.
This nine bean soup recipe was given to me by one of my bridesmaids as part of a kitchen shower. The hostess of the shower had everyone bring recipes along with their kitchen themed gifts. I put all the recipe cards in a small binder, and it is one of my treasured gifts. I love using those recipes.
This bean soup…it’s so simple and very hearty. If you don’t eat meat, go ahead and leave the ham out, it will still be a delicious soup! Perfect for cold evenings…we like it with cornbread.
I usually buy the dried bean mix at the grocery store, whether it is the Bob’s Red Mill brand or the store brand, they are kind of all the same. If you have specific beans that you don’t like, then you might want to make your own mix with the beans that you prefer. I have never tried to make this soup using the quick soak method, but if you try it that way, let me know if it works!
This nine bean soup is:
- naturally gluten free
- hearty and healthy
- delicious with cornbread or biscuits
- an easy meal when served with a green salad on the side
Pennsylvania Nine Bean Soup.
A warm and comforting nine bean soup for winter.
- 2 ¼ cups dried beans any mixed bean blend will work
- 22 ounces Italian style tomatoes
- 1 large onion chopped
- ½ pound ham chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Soak dried beans overnight. In the morning, drain them and put them in a large pot along with 2 quarts water and the ham.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for three more hours.
Add all other ingredients, plus more water if needed. Simmer for at least one hour more.
Serve with warm bread and butter, or a green salad for a delicious meal.