Monday, December 31, 2012

Made by You Monday -- Honeybaked Ham Soup

Each Christmas we get a coupon for a Honeybaked Ham. And each year I save the bone to make soup. And am just a little disappointed in the flavor, but this year I think we have a winner.
It's really just a variation on my standard ham and bean soup, but it was SO GOOD! Of course, it might have helped that dh and dd actually made it since I've been sick for nearly 2 weeks.

Anyway, here you go . . .

Place ham bone in large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours or until meat is falling off the bone. Remove bone and meat. Discard bone. Shred meat. Strain broth and set aside. 

Soak 2 cups assorted dry beans overnight OR using quick soak method. Drain and rinse beans. 

In large Dutch oven combine beans, ham, broth, 1 15-oz can tomatoes, and one large onion, diced. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours, checking moisture level periodically. We added 2 cups of water and adjusted the temperature. It was perfect after about 4 hours. We didn't add any additional spices or salt.

Serve with English Muffin loaves or any good crusty bread.

Happy Eating!
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