White Bean Soup w/ Ham

Posted by JMom | Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | 3 comments »


The best thing about comfort foods is that it is usually simple to make. I found the ham bone in the freezer that I saved from the Honey Baked Ham that Sister O sent us over the holidays so I thought I better make soup. This was so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

1 Pk. of dried Great Northern Beans, soaked in cold water at least 4 hours or overnight.
Ham bone with some meat attached
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
10 cups of water - add more as needed

In a large pot, bring the ham, water, onions, garlic and tomatoes to boil. Cook for 30 minutes, then add the beans. Cook until beans are tender (1 to 1 1/2 hour).

If you noticed that I didn't add the usual salt and pepper to taste, it's not an omission. The ham was so full of flavor that no additional seasoning was needed. All we added was a sprinkling of chopped cilantro before serving. Hubby and I also added a dollop of sour cream to make it even more creamier. Delicious! The girls called it white chili :-D

3 comments

  1. Typical INgredients // 2/10/2006 4:17 PM  

    Hi JMom,

    Wow, another great dish! Love that soup..just finishing up my wanton soup for lunch - I made it ahead of time...

    Have a nice weekend to you!

    P.S.
    I passed the test for my Citizenship, thanks for your well wishes!

    Hugs,

    Tin

  2. JMom // 2/10/2006 5:36 PM  

    Hi Tin! Thanks. Congrats on your Citizenship, and have a nice weekend too! :-D

  3. sha // 2/10/2006 7:56 PM  

    i have a love hate affair with white beans
    ewan ko ba
    moody ako when it comes to white beans lang ha
    coz i eat other pulses naman

    sure the ham adds wicked flavour to this

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