Smoked Ham, Barley and Vegetable Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring broth and ham hocks to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, tomatoes with juices,onions, carrots,celery, barley, and oregano.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium low,and simmer ,uncovered, until meat and barley are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Using tongs, remove ham hocks from soup, Cool and cut meat off bones and chop coarsely.
  • Can be prepared two days ahead to this point. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and refrigerate. Bring soup to a simmer before continuing.
  • Add green beans, if desired, and simmer until beans are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
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