Friday, April 1, 2016

Bean and Hambone Soup

This all started with a grocery store smoked half ham....$10....because we were too late to go to the honey ham store... you know the one!

I don't think we will be going back to that ham store after this one! We used a recipe on Pinterest and glazed our own ham and baked it up all beautiful and yummy! It was so much more juicy than that other kind!

When dinner was done and we were cutting up the leftovers we bagged up the bone with a bunch of meat still attached. Come Thursday....I decided it was time to make soup. I soaked a variety of beans...(It was a gag gift bottle of cowboy bubble bath ie. a collection of dried beans about 1 C. worth) They soaked for about 8 hours. I then rinsed and tossed them into a crock pot with 4 C. water and 1 can of tomato soup and about half a box of leftover chicken stock.
I added in the bone with all the meat and:
5 celery ribs diced
5 carrots diced
1/2 onion diced
2 bay leaves
1 t. herbs de provance (or to taste)
Salt and pepper
I cooked it 4 hours on high....the beans were still too hard for me so I dropped it to low for 8 hours and that did the trick!
Don't forget to fish out the bay leaves and bones!

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