What’s for dinner? Ham and Bean soup!
I'm making ham and bean soup. It's cheap, nutritious, and easy to make, so I thought I would share the recipe with you. I froze our ham bone from Thanksgiving - and it's the leftovers of a FREE ham that the store gave out for the holidays when you have so much total spent, so extra cheap. You need: One ham bone Two large cans of navy beans (or you can use fresh navy beans prepared, if you prefer. Other white beans, such as Great Northerns or Cannellini may be substituted.) Place the ham bone in a large pot with some water - enough to cover the bone about 3/4 of the way up. Turn the heat up and let the water start to boil, then cover the pot and turn the heat down and let it simmer until the meat falls off the bone. This will take about two hours. You can do other things while this is going on - just check in on it every 15-30 minutes and see how things are going. Turn the bone over once in a while so that the meat comes off of both sides. After all the meat is off the bone, remove the bone. Do not discard the water or the ham pieces floating in it- this is your stock for the soup. Add the cans of beans, stir. Heat and simmer until the stock and beans are blended nicely together and the beans are warm all the way through. Eat and enjoy! This soup also gets better with a few days of sitting together, so keep some leftover and have it later in the week. Yum!