Best Ham Bone Soup

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Serves: 12
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1-16 oz package 16 bean mixture-soaked overnight
1 leftover ham bone - smoked *see note
2 1/2 c leftover cubed ham from the ham bone
1 large onion - chopped
3 stalks celery - chopped
4 large carrots - chopped
18 - 24 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
2 can(s) vegetable broth
2 - 3 can(s) low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chili powder
3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp dried parsley
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp kosher salt - if needed
*note if you don't have a smoked ham, add 1 capful of liquid smoke, to the soup, during cooking.

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Lillian Russo Recipe
Well Seasoned
Long Island, NY
Member Since Jul 2010
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
I love ham bone soups and I've tried many recipes til I found this one! Its the best one I ever had! I tweaked it to suit my taste. I like to serve this with cornbread (of course lol!) I'll post the recipe I use for that too! Its a good one also! I added my photo!
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Place the soaked beans into a very large pot and fill with enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low for 30 minutes. Drain.
Add the ham bone, ham, onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Season with Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, chili powder, bay leaves, pepper, parsley and lemon juice. Pour in enough of the chicken broth to cover the ingredients.
Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 4 hours. Add more chicken broth as needed throughout the day. Remove the ham bone and season with salt if needed. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving. This is great served with cornbread!
This is the cornbread recipe I use to serve with this soup. A Simple Cornbread

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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jan 25, 2011
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user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Jan 25, 2011
Hi Lillian sounds really yummy especially on a cold day. Truly a comfort soup. I love ham bone soups I always save my ham bones for just such a recipe soup or pottage. Thanks for sharing. LOL
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jan 25, 2011
Hi Juliann! Thank you so much! =)
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jan 25, 2011
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user Joey Urey paljoey - Jan 25, 2011
Just happen to have a bone in the freezer!

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