The holidays are over but my freezer holds the remnants of a delicious holiday ham. In a big freezer bag is a ham bone with lots of tasty morsels attached. I have good intentions but too often the bag gets hidden only to be discovered when it is past its prime.
Not this year. I made a tasty pot of Ham and Bean Soup, hubby loved it!
There are as many recipes for this simple soup as there are cooks. This pot tasted especially good so I wrote down the recipe!
Put ham bone with plenty of meat attached in your big crock pot, add 3-4 cups of water. Let cook several hours until the meat falls off the bone. Refrigerate broth, remove fat. Cut meat in bite size pieces.
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cups diced potatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 bay leaf
Saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery in a little olive oil till soft. Add broth, potatoes and seasonings. Cook till potatoes are tender. Add beans, ham and additional water. Taste to adjust seasonings, it may need salt.