Maple, Bourbon Ham and Baked Bean Soup from Closet Cooking

A ham and bean soup with all of the flavours of maple bourbon baked beans!

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Soak Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups ham broth or chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 pound dried white beans such as navy, great northern, cannellini, picked over and soaked overnight in water
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked ham, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onion, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth, white beans and ham bone, maple syrup, bourbon, ketchup, molasses, mustard, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and chipotle chili in adobo, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, until the beans are tender, about 1-2 hours.
  4. Remove the bone, optionally puree some of the soup with a blender, add the ham and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.