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Bean Jar Soup Recipe

Bean Jar is a local dish of the Channel Island of Guernsey. This recipe was traditionally made in pottery jars or bean jars that were cooked overnight in the local bakers oven. I have tweaked the recipe a little to make it easier for your book club party.

Prep:  15 minutes | Soak Beans:  8 hours | Cook:  6 1/2  hours | Serves:  8

Bean Soup Recipes, buttery biscuits


  • 2 cups lima beans
  • 2 cups navy beans
  • 6 bone in pork chops
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • salt and pepper


  1. Sort beans and soak beans in large pot overnight.
  2. Drain water and place beans in pot to boil for 30 minutes.
  3. Put beans, chopped onion, pork chops and beef stock in crock-pot.
  4. Cook on low for a minimum of 6 hours.
  5. Remove the pork chops from the soup and remove the meat from the bone, cutting into bite size pieces.   Put meat back in soup and gently stir.

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