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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.6
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.0 mg
  • Sodium: 708.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g

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Ham & Pinto Bean Soup

Submitted by: AIBHINN

Introduction

An easy, delicious, and low-calorie way to use what's left on that ham bone! Keep in mind, you'll have to soak the beans overnight (thus the huge long prep time--don't worry, you won't be in the kitchen for that long). An easy, delicious, and low-calorie way to use what's left on that ham bone! Keep in mind, you'll have to soak the beans overnight (thus the huge long prep time--don't worry, you won't be in the kitchen for that long).
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Ham & ham bone (whatever's left after cooking a ham--I usually have about 2.5 cups)
    3 cups pinto beans
    6-8 cups water
    1 tsp thyme
    1 tsp garlic powder

Directions

Sort and rinse the pinto beans. Make sure you rinse them several times; there's a lot of dirt that stays on them. Put them into a pot with enough water to cover them well (at least 2 inches / 6 cm above the level of the beans). Soak overnight, or for at least 8 hours.

When the beans are done soaking, put the ham bone into a big stock pot with 6-8 cups of water (enough to submerge it completely). Bring to a rolling boil, then turn the heat down, cover, and let boil for an hour and a half or so, until the meat falls off the bone. Remove the bone and discard it, and strain the leftover meat to make sure you remove any gristle or cartilege. RESERVE ALL THE WATER; you'll want the ham flavor. Put the meat back in.

Drain the beans and add them to the water and ham. Add thyme and garlic powder. Simmer for at least half an hour, until the flavors have a chance to combine--the longer you cook, the better the flavors. Serving size: roughly 1.5 cups.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AIBHINN.






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