Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cooking Thursday

It's time for Cooking Thursday again. I love a good bowl of soup in the winter, so I'm sharing another soup recipe with you.

Bean Soup with Ham
1/2 cup dry black beans
1/2 cup dry great Northern beans
1/2 cup dry red kidney beans
1/2 cup dry pinto beans
1/2 cup dry split green peas
1 ham bone or ham hocks with meat attached
1 small onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
6 cups ham broth (I made mine using ham soup base)
16 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 hours before serving, rinse beans with cold running water. Remove stones or shriveled beans. In a dutch oven or stock pot, mix beans and 9 cups water. Bring to boil and allow to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Place beans, broth, onion, celery, ham bone and spices into pot. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove ham bone and add tomatoes to soup. Heat to boiling, reduce to low and simmer for 15 more minutes. While this is simmering, remove any ham from bone and add to soup. Discard bay leaf and serve.

You'll like this one - as a matter of fact, I need to make it again!
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Susan said...

That looks so good, Mari. This will definitely be a must fix for me when I'm back to really cooking again. We love beans and this combination looks great.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sounds like a really flavorful recipe. I am going to substitute it with smoked turkey instead of the ham though. Do you think it will turn out just as good? Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

Hootin' Anni said...

I just fixed this the other evening. It's one of my favorite dinners.

Happy Thursday Mari.

Renee said...

Mmmm...this sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I made a soup last night. These cold days are begging for soups.

Heart2Heart said...


This recipe just goes hand in hand with all the cold weather and comfort foods. Yum!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jen said...

This sounds wonderful. We are having ham this weekend and I'll make it with the left over. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Pat said...

Send it on over..I'm ready!

Mary said...


Since I've come back from the US, I've been having soup at lunch time. It's great with all the frigid weather we've had. Today it was celery. I'm going to try this. It sounds delicious.


Sandra said...

Yum I love soup, thank you Mari!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds delectable! I love soup in the winter. I think it is PERFECT!

Fifi Flowers said...

DEFINITELY going to try this recipe!