Ham Bone Soup

Marsha Gardner


What to do with the leftover ham bone from your ham dinner. Make a great soup that not only your family will enjoy but so will your pocketbook.


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  • 1 large
    meaty ham bone
  • 12 c
    cold water
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 large
    carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    celery rib, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    peppercorns, whole black
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • SOUP

  • 1/2 medium
    onion, diced
  • 3 large
    carrots, diced
  • 3
    celery ribs, diced
  • 4 large
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small
    cabbage head, sliced thin
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 8 c
    ham stock
  • ·
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Ham Bone Soup


    In a large pot, bring mixture to a boil, Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 2 hours. Strain and reserve ham bone and stock. Pull ham off bone, discard fat and chop into bite-size pieces
  2. SOUP:
    In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots and celery. Saute over medium-low heat until tender.

    Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and cook for 2 hours, or until vegetables are very soft and potatoes are broken up. Season to taste.
  3. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chopped fresh dill, if desired.

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About Ham Bone Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #hearty

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