Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bean soup with ham

Bean Soup with Ham
1/2 cup dry black beans
1/2 cup dry great Northern beans
1/2 cup dry red kidney beans
1/2 cup dry pinto beans
1/2 cup dry split green peas
1 ham bone or ham hocks with meat attached
1 small onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
6 cups ham broth (I made mine using ham soup base)
16 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 hours before serving, rinse beans with cold running water. Remove stones or shriveled beans. In a dutch oven or stock pot, mix beans and 9 cups water. Bring to boil and allow to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Place beans, broth, onion, celery, ham bone and spices into pot. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove ham bone and add tomatoes to soup. Heat to boiling, reduce to low and simmer for 15 more minutes. While this is simmering, remove any ham from bone and add to soup. Discard bay leaf and serve.
*This is delicious soup - it rates a 10

3 comments:

Chelle' said...

I will be making this... AND all freezer meals you have listed below. I'm so excited. Thank you for posting.

Jennifer Partin said...

Mari,
Checking out your recipe Blog for the first time! It looks GREAT! Guess what we are having for dinner tomorrow night?

Yup! The bean soup! Thank you for creating this Blog----by the way, I appreciate the family rating.....

it saves me from wasting my time. :)

Mary / Mariah said...

Wow this brings back memeries of my childhood . My dad went to the men's bean supper once a month at a church in our town . Mom and I got to go once a year . It was so good and so much fun . A good way to get the men together for food and prayers . I think this blog is very good also and very helpful . Good food Yum Yum . You can put that Award on this one also .
My friend Jessika has potato soup on her's today . She's on ( THE COZY KETTLE ) in my blog list . She's new and doing real good .
Mary