If you're looking for a delicious soup to make with leftover ham, be sure to check out this White bean and ham recipe – SO good!
A friend of mine mentioned cooking up some bean soup a few days ago, and I decided I had to try it out!
I ran out to grab the ingredients and was so surprised that this was a very economical meal 🙂 If you're looking for a yummy hearty soup that won't bust your grocery budget, try this one out. (And it's PERFECT with cornbread too . . . yummmmmm!)
Ham and Bean Soup
- 2 16 oz Northern Beans Canned
- 3 Cups Water
- Smoked Pork Hocks or Meaty Ham Bone Use 1 1/2 smoked pork hocks or 1 1/2 pound ham bone
- 1.5 Cups Celery
- 1 Cup Onion
- 3/4 tsp Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 Bay Leaf
- Place ham bone or pork in 3 cups water.
- Add celery, onion, thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
- Cover & simmer for 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat, take ham or pork out and let cool.
- Once bone is cooled, remove any meat and discard the bone.
- Slightly mash beans in saucepan and return meat to pan.
- Heat through, makes four large servings.
Here's my confession: we did not return the meat to the pan because it really didn't look all that appetizing to me. I think leftover ham would be delicious, but I just couldn't put the pork hock meat back in the pan! If you've ever made bean soup before, what kind of meat do you use and do you include it? This is a new one for me!
Find more meals to try with leftover ham right over here 🙂
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