Lillian's StoryI 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!
package 16 bean mixture-soaked overnight
leftover ham bone - smoked *see note
2 1/2 c
leftover cubed ham from the ham bone
onion - chopped
celery - chopped
carrots - chopped
18 - 24 oz
can diced tomatoes with liquid
2 - 3 can(s)
low sodium chicken broth
kosher salt - if needed
if you don't have a smoked ham, add 1 capful of liquid smoke, to the soup, during cooking.
1Place 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.
2Add 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.
3Simmer 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!
4This is the cornbread recipe I use to serve with this soup. A Simple Cornbread
About this Recipe
Course/Dish: Other Soups
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
Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jan 25, 2011
Hi Juliann! Thank you so much! =)
Joey Urey paljoey - Jan 25, 2011
Just happen to have a bone in the freezer!