Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cooking Thursday

This time of year, soup is on the menu a lot. It's so good, when it's cold and snowy. This one is full of flavor! I know you will like it.
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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.


Tammy said...

That looks so yummy!! I love ham and beans, but my hubby doesn't. =(

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

MMMMMmmmm. It looks so good.

Karin said...

Love soups all winter long! I'll have to check and see if I can find all these beans!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Yum... I'm sure I'll like this recipe!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...'s one of my favorites!!! And so good and fillin' after a cold wintry day. Yummy.

Hope your Thursday will treat you well.

Colleen said...

My stomach is growling! That looks delicious and it's been so icy cold here in Norway that I could use a steaming bowl of soup! :)

Pat said...

That's a real "stick to your ribs" kind of soup,perfect for a winter day.
I'm making chicken soup today, gotta keep a pot on the stove in this weather!

Sue O said...

Beans AND split peas. Don't think I've seen that combination before. Might have to try that recipe when I get home.

Terri said...

Love bean soup!

Raise Them Up said...

Oh yum! That's such a great winter night dinner! I just talked to my parents out in Pa and they got over a foot of snow. I'm really wishing I could take them a crock of something like this. :)

Renee said...

This sounds SO good! I can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.