Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I had some ham left over from another meal and wanted to use it up, so I went to the pantry to see what kind of a soup I could throw together. The following recipe is what I came up with, and if I say so myself, it came out hearty and delicious! You may of course use different kinds of beans or spices as well as frozen carrots and/or canned tomatoes, but I prefer to use fresh ingredients when I have them on hand. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add shallots and garlic and cook until beginning to brown, then stir ham into the pot.
  3. Add all canned ingredients, then the carrots and all the spices.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cover pot for one hour.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and continue to heat on low for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls and top with shredded cheese if you like.