White Bean and Ham Soup

Made bone in ham for my sons b-day dinner this past weekend. Had about 1 lb of leftover meat and the bone. Figured soup was in order.

White Bean and Ham Soup

1 lb                    dry great northern beans

1                          ham bone or smoked ham hock

4 ribs                celery, diced

2                          carrots, diced

4 pc                    garlic, minced

2 Tbl                  cooking oil

1/2 pt                grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 lb                     cooked ham, cubed

4 cups               stock or water

salt and pepper to taste

Place dry beans in a large pot, cover with water so that beans are submerged with 4-5 inches over water over them. Bring to boil, turn off and allow to sit 204 hrs to soften. once cool drain and rinse and place back in pot with ham bone. Cover with water so that water covers 2-3 inches over beans. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Turn off and allow to cool.

Remove bone and discard. Puree half the beans in food processor and keep half whole. In large pot heat oil over medium heat. Add vegetables and saute until tender. Add ham and cook another 3-4 minutes. Add whole and pureed beans and stock. stir well and simmer over low heat. make sure to stir often. Season and cook for one hour.

About queenofone

I was in the food biz for over 20 years and still love food more than ever. I knit, create, write, mother, date, live and get angry. All I share here and hopefully with some kick ass pics to boot.
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