On the Menu Today~
Ham and Bean Soup
It’s that time of year again….
Time to start making and
dishing up your favorite soup recipes.
Ham and Bean Soup is one of our favorites.
We always have dried beans in the pantry,
smoked ham hocks in the freezer and
throw in some diced onions, celery, carrots,
potatoes and….poof, you have soup!
1 (16 oz) package
dried great northern beans
sweet onion, diced
garlic cloves, minced
carrots, peeled and diced
potato, peeled and diced
12 to 16 ounce
smoked ham hocks
2 (32 oz) containers
dried crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Rinse and sort beans according to package directions. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak 8 hours. Drain.
- Saute’ onion, cloves, carrots, celery, and potato in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Add beans, ham hocks, chicken broth, 2 cups water, red pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and remove ham hocks. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Mash some of the beans with a potato masher. Remove ham from ham hocks and add ham to bean soup. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until beans are tender.