Total Time
20hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 hrs

A Shadows simple original soup made with counrty ham bone leftover from a 13 pound Smithsfield country cured ham.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ham bone in a 12 quart soup pan.
  2. Add the water, bay leaves, celery seed, mustard seed, and chopped onion.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for about an hour, lower heat to a simmer.
  5. Add red pepper flakes.
  6. Cover and continue to simmer for an addition 17 hours.
  7. Skim any skum from top as simmering progresses.
  8. Meanwhile place pinto beans in a large pan and cover with water .
  9. Soak beans over night or at least 8 hours.
  10. Remove lid from ham broth.
  11. Add beans and enough water to bring back up to starting volume of liquid.
  12. Bring back to a boil.
  13. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours.
  14. Serve.