Neighborhood Ham and Bean Soup

Recipe by Bobbie
READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2”.
  • Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain.
  • Add broth, water, ham bone, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours (I find I usually add at least an hour to this).
  • Sauté’ onions, carrots and celery in oil; add to soup along with cubed potato (if using).
  • Cover and simmer 1 hour longer.
  • Debone ham and cut into chunks; return to soup.
  • Skim fat (I find I don’t have any to skim).
  • I like to mash some of the beans once they get soft. My total cooking time is more like 6 hours than 4 hours.
  • Great served with corn bread.
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