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Monday, February 18, 2013

15 Bean Soup with Ham

I cooked a ham, potato salad, green beans and cornbread for Sunday dinner yesterday. Today I was cutting up the remaining ham and noticed that the bone had a LOT of meat left on it. I decided to do a soup of some kind. I had a bag of 15 bean dried beans... Perfect!

1lb bag of 15 bean mix
Ham Bone
Ham pieces
8 to 10 cups water
Juice and drippings from the baked ham
(or bouillon)
large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Weber Steak & Chop Seasoning, optional
1/4 teaspoon Basil
Finish off with Kosher Salt, to taste

Rinse and drain the beans. Follow whatever prep you want for the beans. I use the quick soak method.

 Quick soak method... Boil beans for two minutes.
Remove from heat and leave covered for 1 hour.

Ham bone and chunks

Drain the beans and return to pot. Add all the ingredients except salt. Bring to a low boil and cook for about 2 hours or until the beans are done to your liking. I cook mine longer because I like my beans very tender! Pull out the big chunks of ham and shred or pull apart with a fork. Add back to beans. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning. I added garlic powder and finished with the Kosher Salt.

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  2. Thank you.. Awesome's almost like what my grandma made. :)


  3. one of my very favorites this looks outstanding!

  4. Dang girl! Those chunks of ham. The beans. The cornbread. Lawsy lawsy you are a Southerner after my heart (well, who already has it!) xo

  5. Man, does this look GOOD!!!! Bean soups are just the best thing to warm your spirits in the cold weather season. :-)

  6. This just makes me want to slap my pappy. Yes, it's that good. ;-)

  7. Made this 15 bean soup last week Omg it tast sooo yummy. This is my new fav..