Canadian /German Ham or Farmer Sausage Soup

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

There are only a few ingredients in this hearty soup which is suitable for a OAMC menu. Ham (or farmer sausage which I prefer), carrots, potatoes, onions and green or wax beans are all you need. This makes a large quantity and I don't give specific amounts for the veggies, just fill the pot. Note: I think farmer sausage is unique to my province in Canada, so use ham if you're elsewhere.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put ham bone or other meat into a very large stock pot and add water to within 2 inches of the top of the pot. Simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. As the meat simmers add the onion, and the bay leaves and peppercorns in a teaball or cheesecloth bag, or just loose.
  3. Remove ham bone from the pot to a large bowl and let cool until you can handle it, then cut off and dice the meat.
  4. Add meat back into the pot and the potatoes and carrots. Boil gently for 15 minutes.
  5. Add beans and savoury, if using, and simmer until all vegetables are done.
  6. Check for salt, but ham and farmer sausage are salty meats so salt isn't usually needed.
  7. Freeze what's left.
  8. Note: I use a bit more potatoes than carrots, and even less beans.