Cheap Eats: Ham Bone Soup

  Everyone and their dog has a favorite Ham and Beans recipe it seems, so who am I to put ONE more nearly identical recipe out there in the www.

  {SIGH}

  Selfishly, it needs to be done so I have a pretty copy with photo for my recipe binders.  Forgive me and read on anyhow?!

Thanks. 

  So, I HATED Ham and Bean soup when I was a kid. H-A-T-E-D it!  Now? I love it and I am so proud of my 4 little Ferguson’s, who gobbled it right up.  Well, except Avery.  She hemmed and hawed and sighed and flopped around on her chair, until threatened with no cornbread.  That got her moving and her bowl was empty in NO time!

  I saved my ham bone from Christmas (they freeze wonderfully in ziplock, btw) knowing that I’d be able to make this soup when the craving hit.  If you don’t have a ham bone, I guess you are outta luck.  (anyone have a recipe that DOESN’T need the bone?)

  Unless you want to go get a Cooks Butt Cut bone-in ham and stick it in your crock pot, flat side down.  Add 1 can of coke for every 7 pounds of Ham. Cook on low 8 hours. Eat it, marvel at it’s deliciousness, then save your ham bone with some meat left on it for this:

Cheap Eats: Ham Bone Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Dried White Beans
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 whole Ham Bone
  • Additional Leftover Ham Chunks (if Available)
  • 4 stalks Celery With Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • 1 whole Onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic, Pressed
  • 1 whole Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Salt, More To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder

Soak beans overnight in 6-8 cups hot water. Drain in the morning.
Place soaked beans, 6 fresh cups of water, chopped veggies, seasonings and ham bone in your slow cooker. (I did a big pot on the stove since I doubled it)
Cook on low for 8 hours, or until you can’t take the suspense any longer!  Remove bay leaf and ham bone. Taste and re-season as necessary.

Serve with Nana’s Perfect Cornbread, found HERE.

BONE appetite!

{Oh my goodness, I totally just cracked myself up right there….}

~T

 

Shared with the Ultimate Beans and Rice Linky Party

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7 thoughts on “Cheap Eats: Ham Bone Soup

  1. Oh yeah! We would love this. My hubby’s nickname is Bean cause he loved beans soo much as a kid…and the name stuck. =) How awesome your kids ate it up too. Nothing compares to meat off a good ole ham bone. YUM!

  2. Love this recipe! I made a soup (split pea soup) with a ham bone one time, and the flavor was outta this world. I can’t wait to repeat the experience with another recipe, like this one.

  3. We love ham and bean soup…..I’ve always made in it the crock pot. If you don’t have a ham bone, you can buy ham hocks cheaply, but they have much more fat that you have to get rid of. A meaty ham bone is the best. And I think your 4 little Fergusons are the best eaters. My FL grandkids are great eaters, but my MI ones….not quite as good, although the baby that lives with us is going to do just fine, I think. Now I’m hungry for soup.

  4. I grew up on Ham and Beans and still love it I also make it in the crock pot these days!
    We like to add some Liquid Smoke to ours to give it that outdoorsy flavor:))

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