Friday, February 27, 2009

Ham and Bean Soup

It all starts with a beautiful Ham
This meal starts with the left over Ham Bone, some dry beans, onions, beef broth and water, wallah......................... Delicious Soup!!!!!!!!!

Photos of soup making are never very Glam, but we trudge forward just the same.....

Wash those beans and clean them out there are always a few little prizes among them

anything made with beef broth onions and beans is bound to be good, throw in the Ham bone and it is a go!!!!!!!!!!!

How easy is this, cover and wait good things are coming!!!!

Remove the bone, take the remaining meat and chop it up add the meat back to the pot and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! Easy, Cheap, and Delis who could ask for anything more :)

White Bean Soup with Ham
from How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman

1ham bone
3 cups navy,pea, or other dried beans ( washed and picked over)
12 cups chicken,beef, veggie stock or water
2 medium onions, quartered
salt and pepper to taste
minced fresh parsley leaves for garnish

1. place ham bone, beans and stock/water in a large saucepan turn the heat to medium high:add the onions.
When this boils turn down to heat to medium -low and cover partially.
Cook stirring occasionally,until the beans are very soft and meat is falling off the bone at least one hour.

2. Turn off the heat:remove the bone from the pot and let cool slightly.
take all the meat off the bone chop it and return to pot.
Season to taste garnish Enjoy.