Yummy Comfort Food: Ham and Bean Soup :-)

I know I have been MIA from blogging and keeping up with posts, but I am back, I have been so busy and so overwhelmed with doing other stuff, I kinda put this on the shelf for a while, but not anymore!!

So I am back home, thinking of what to make for dinner, so naturally I go on pinterest look up recipes and check my fridge and see what I can make, and the ham and bean soup looks really good and is super easy to make 🙂

Ham and Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound dried white beans  picked over and soaked over night in water
  • 1 ham bone (or 2 ham hocks)
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
  • 2 cups cooked ham, diced (omit if you are using ham hocks)
Directions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onion, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth, white beans and ham bone, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, until the beans are tender, about 1-2 hours.
  4. Remove the bone or ham hocks and if you are using the ham hocks, strip the meat from them and dice or shred it.
  5. Optionally puree some or all of the soup with a blender, add the ham and season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

Ham and Bean Soup add any vegetable you’d like sour cream is a perfect garnish for ham and bean soup along with some bread to mop up every last drop

 

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