Hearty Vegetable Soup With Ham

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 16-20 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Add ham to water in large dutch oven or stock pot.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 2 hours or so.
  • Remove ham from water and put water in fridge until cooled completely. Pick and chop any meat from bone to add to soup.
  • Gently remove hardened fat from top of broth with a slotted spoon and discard fat.
  • Add chopped vegetables, tomatoes and garlic to broth and bring to a boil, simmer for about 20 minute
  • Add chopped meat and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Taste broth, and add chicken soup base to your desired taste.
  • Add more water and soup base as needed.
  • You can also add a can of kidney or other type of beans and/or 2 cups of kernel corn, green or yellow beans or diced potatoes if you desire.
  • This recipe is very versatile and you can add in whatever you personally like in the way of vegetables.
  • You can even leave out the ham and use chicken, beef or vegetable soup base.
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