Ham and Bean Soup
photo by chocoholic in AZ
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 30mins
- 6 cups swanson low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup cooked ham, cubed
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can cooked great northern beans, rinsed
- 3⁄4 cup petite diced tomato (I buy a 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomatos southwest style and use about 1/2 the can)
- 4 cups water
- 1 large meaty ham bone
- 2 -3 low sodium chicken bouillon cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dry rubbed sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh celery leaves, chopped
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 large baking potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil (for sauteing veggies, ham, and potato)
- In a large pot combine chicken broth, water, ham bone, chicken bouillon cubes and all dry seasonings and bring to a boil on the stove for 2 minutes.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- In a separate pan, sauté onions, carrots, and celery in oil and add to soup.
- Sauté potato and garlic together in oil and add to soup.
- Add celery and cilantro leaves to soup.
- Stir soup and simmer 30 more minutes.
- Pull ham bone out of soup, cool, and slice/pull meat off bone and add to soup. I usually get about 1 cup of meat out of this.
- Sauté remaining cubed ham in leftover oil and add to soup.
- Add beans, and petite diced tomatoes to soup. Cover and simmer an additional 30 minute.
- Great served with hot buttered French bread.
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