Recipe: Low-Carb Ham & Black Bean Soup

By: Crystal Shelton

As the weather cools down, soups and stews become more popular. While they’re warm, comforting, and delicious, not all of them are as healthy as you’d think! Here’s a great recipe for a ham & black bean soup that’ll keep you on track & warm as the temperatures start to drop!

Serves: Makes 8 servings

Prep Time: 2 hours


  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (19 oz.) can black beans, washed
  • 1 minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow soup to gently simmer for approximately 2 hours stirring occasionally. The simmer of a full 2 hours is best in order to bring out all of the flavors of this soup.


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