Recipes and Food

Homemade Ham and White Bean Soup

Do you have a leftover ham bone and ham meat that you froze from Christmas and are looking to finally get out of your freezer? Or do you just love ham and bean soup and are ready to try your hand at making some homemade? Well you came to the right place!

It’s super easy and fills your house with a yummy, warm and cozy aroma.

 

The best part is, if you are a vegetable eater, you probably already have everything on hand to make it. The only exception to this is probably the beans.

This recipe makes about 14 measuring cups of soup. You would generally want a cup and a half as a meal. Its good for you and FILLED  with fiber. My only advice is watch your salt intake the rest of the day as it does have a high salt content from the ham. Do without further ado, here it is:

Ham and White Bean Soup

1 ham bone
2 medium onion, chopped (divided)
6 stalks celery, chopped (divided)
8 large carrots, chopped (divided)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups cubed ham
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
6 cans Great Northern Beans, drained (divided)

 
Directions
1. Place the ham bone, 1 onion quartered, 3 carrots quartered, and 3 celery stalks quartered, into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover by about an inch or two.
2. Add all spices from Worcestershire – Lemon Juice.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower temp and simmer over low for 2 – 3 hours.
4. Remove onions, celery, and carrots with a slotted spoon. Throw Away.
5. Dice up remaining carrots, celery, and onions into the size you want and add to soup. Add tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then lower temp and simmer for 1 hour.
6. Remove Ham bone.
7. In a food processor, process up 3 of the cans of beans with a touch of water and add to pot. Add cubed ham and the remaining 3 cans of beans (drained). Simmer for ½ hour.

Nutrition Info (in roughly 1 cup)
Calories – 237
Carbs – 30g
Fat – 5g
Protein – 20g
Potassium – 219mg
Sugars – 7g
Fiber – 12g
Sodium – 1323mg
Cholesterol – 26mg
Calcium – 8%
Vitamin C – 8%
Vitamin A – 71%
Iron – 20%

Dont forget you can always come back here to my Main Dishes page to print off the recipe!

 

 

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