Mama's Ham and White Bean Soup

Carrie James-Keaton

By
@carrielee10

Put a pot of Ham and White Bean Soup on the stove to simmer and you're bound to have people asking when dinner will be ready. All of us kids could hardly wait for this filling meal and the tasty cornbread wedges. :-)


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Serves:
8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 c
sliced carrots
1 c
celery, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
3 c
low sodium chicken broth
1 c
water
1 c
ham steak, diced
1
ham shank
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1
bay leaf
3 can(s)
great northern beans (15oz cans) rinsed, drained, & divided

Step-By-Step

1Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Sauté for 10 minutes.
2Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
3Add chicken stock, water, diced ham, ham shank, oregano, bay leaf and 2 cans of beans. Cover and bring to low boil for 10 minutes. Stir; reduce heat and partially cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
4Meanwhile, mash remaining can of beans with a potato masher until thick and creamy. Stir into soup mixture; blend well.
5Cover and simmer for 10 minutes to heat through.
6Discard ham shank and bay leaf before serving.
7COOK'S NOTES:

I have also made this soup using dry great northern beans. You just have to fully cook them and then begin with the directions in this recipe. Both ways I cooked them turned out yummy!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American