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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 195.8
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.8 mg
  • Sodium: 507.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g

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Old-Fashioned Bean with Ham Soup

Submitted by: ZAIJOVAN

Introduction

From Super Soups by Sally Meddock From Super Soups by Sally Meddock
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 poind dried Great Northern Beans, rinsed, drained and picked over
    2 smoked ham hocks (about 2 pounds)
    1 large onion, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 bay leaf
    1 medium potatoe, pared and cubed
    2 rips celer, finely chopped
    1 large carrot, shredded
    2 tablespoons fresh parsley
    cracked black pepper

Directions

In a larg soup pot combine beans and 2.5 cquarts of water. Discard any beans that float to the surface. Bring to a biol, cover, continue to boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pot to stand, covered, 1 hour.

Add ham hocks, onion, garlic and bay leaf. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours. Add potatoes, celery, carrot and parsley. Cover and continue simmering, at least 1 hour or longer. (all day if you wish)

Remove ham hocs and bay leaf with a slotted spoon. Separate meat from fat and bones, dice meat and return to the soup. Discard fat and bones. Season to taste with black pepper.

DO NOT FREEZE

6 hearty servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZAIJOVAN.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we used ham rather than hamhocks, and Anasazi beans. Using a spiral cut ham (part of it, not all) left us with a nice bone and easily forked chunks of ham in the soup. We also removed all of the fat that we could prior to cooking; ate two cups and was very very satisfied with just this for dinner. - 10/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This soup was excellent. I let it simmer all day. I portioned out the leftovers and put in the freezer for future use. - 8/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this soup, but it was a tad greasy from the fat on the ham hocks. It made about eight 1.75 cup servings. - 3/30/09

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  • I used left over boiled ham and added 1 qt tomato sauce - 12/26/13

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  • Freezing can turn beans to mush when they are reheated. I would guess that is why she doesn't reccommend it. - 9/14/12

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  • I made this using a few pieces of country ham, and let it cook all day!! Simple ingredients, cheap to make, and DELICIOUS!!! - 7/21/11

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  • This was excellent! Hearty enough portion that it is a very filling meal by itself. I left out the potato and used three slices of crumbled turkey bacon and it was great. - 1/8/11

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  • Why cant this be frozen? Does anyone know. - 9/2/10

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  • Made this recipe and loved it ! The second time i added a can of low sodium tom. paste, skipped the potato, and instead of hocks used low salt lean ham lunchmeat fried and added just before serving. Chives/green onions on top...yum. - 2/3/10

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  • Delicious! I made it without potatoes or celery, and doubled the beans and onions to make a really big batch. Very satisfying, and rave reviews from my husband! - 12/8/09

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  • I didn't add the potatoes and added some extra seasoning and this was yummy! - 10/7/09

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  • just like mom's! delicious - 4/22/09

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  • This was pretty good, however I tend to like something with a little more spice to it. Also wondering why it can't be frozen - 3/30/09

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  • We loved this recipe, it will be a regular in my home, just like our Aunti I used to make. Thanks for sharing. - 2/28/09

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  • Very Tasty! - 12/29/08

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  • Very good! - 11/16/08

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  • Very tasty. I enjoyed it. I am wondering why it can't be frozen - it's a big batch and I'd like to save some to eat another time. - 5/28/08

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