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    " Not Your Average" Ham & Bean Soup!

    " Not Your Average" Ham & Bean Soup!. Photo by jrtfan

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    jrtfan's Note:

    At one time I was making "Cowboy Caviar" at least once a week, but have since tapered off to maybe once every six months. Having an excess of canned beans (all kinds) in the cupboard I decided to make some bean soup. I got the ham bone in the pot and started emptying the cupboard. This is the result, tho measurements aren't exact, they're close. My dh, ds and our Mexican neighbor think I should "patent" this! It is probably too spicy hot for little ones.

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    1. 1
      Place ham bone, onion, celery, carrots and water in a large stock pot.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer, skimming foam occasionally.
    3. 3
      When meat is starting to separate from the bone, remove bone and allow to cool.
    4. 4
      Add bouillon, I used Ham Flavored Better Than Bouillon, garlic salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Add beans, whatever kind you like, tomatoes and continue to simmer.
    6. 6
      Remove ham from bone and return ham to soup mixture along with cubed ham.
    7. 7
      At this point I recommend you taste test the soup for seasonings, but be careful, it doesn't bite your tongue, it grabs your throat!
    8. 8
      I served this with corn bread and fresh fried potatoes with bacon & onion. It gets better after a day or two in the refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 27, 2011


      Well, I'll admit to a couple of substitutions ~ I substituted a 2nd can of pinto beans for the jalapeno beans, & used a small can of mild green chilies AND a can of plain ol' diced tomatoes in place of the extra hot tomatoes stuff! Still, the soup was wonderful & satisfying for us, & I had several 2-serving portions that I was able to freeze for later enjoyment! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

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    • on March 22, 2008

      This was WOW. The men in the house gobbled it up til the pot was empty. I served it with dollops of sour cream. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for " Not Your Average" Ham & Bean Soup!

    Serving Size: 1 (428 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 286.8
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    Sodium 865.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.9 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 19.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ham bone

    ham soup base


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