Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Bean Soup with Ham


Always on my mind after a holiday feast involving ham . . .

The day before Soup Day, soak 2 lb. small white beans in lots of cold water to cover. The next morning:

Drain the beans and rinse. Cover with fresh cold water, deeply. Add all the remains of the ham, bones, and broth to the pot. Put on the heat, and add 2 chopped onions, 4-6 diced celery stalks, 4-6 diced carrots, a couple of bay leaves, and 2 t. salt. Simmer all day. Add pepper. Let cool before dinner so you can skim off most of the fat.


Serve with cornbread.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's comfort food at its best, no? Nothing is so welcome, I think, than a nice steaming bowl of homemade soup.

Brenda

caramela said...

Looks and sounds good-
Annamaria :)

Lisateresa said...

That looks and sounds awfully good.

Emily said...

Hehe, great minds think alike. Made ham and bean soup yesterday for dinner today! Making cornbread this afternoon! :-)

Dawn said...

Anna-
Delicious-looking! Think I could use this basic recipe and sub red lentils for the beans? I have a ham bone in my freezer and nothing *really* good to do with all the lentils I purchased!

In Christ,
Dawn

Karla said...

I'll have to try that...soon!

P.S. Your chicken pot pie is my husband's new favorite!!

Margo said...

oh yum - that is true comfort food! I have a ham hock in my freezer just waiting. . .
did your Thanksgiving involve ham??

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

makes me crave for comfort food.

Amy said...

Oh, that sounds lovely!!

Lynne in NC said...

I've been off the web for a few days and just read this post,
we just finished our dinner of bean soup with ham!
Great (frugal) minds think alike!

Yaya said...

looks amazingly good! In the recipe, you add broth, would that be chicken broth?

Anna said...

Not chicken broth, whatever ham broth has formed in the ham-cooking pan.

Yes, lentils would be great instead, or split peas, or pinto beans . . . .

I always have a big crowd for Thanksgiving, plan out all the food, and then at the last minute decide I don't have enough and I go out and buy a ham to roast beside the turkeys.

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