Simple Pinto Bean and Ham Soup

Recipe by Chef Shadows
READY IN: 20hrs 10mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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