Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A hearty soup for chilly days. Great use for leftover ham. (Source - a very old issue of Canadian Living)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse beans and drain.
  2. In large saucepan or soup kettle, combine beans, ham bone, and water.
  3. Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Cover and remove from heat.
  5. Let stand for 1 hour.
  6. Stir in onions, garlic, parsley, tomatoes, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme and pepper. Return to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove ham bone.
  7. Measure out 2 cups chowder; transfer to food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Return puree to chowder in saucepan and add ham, carrots and celery.
  9. Simmer for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  10. Remove bay leaf.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning.

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