Honey Ham and Beans Soup
Servings Prep Time
10 240minutes
Cook Time
120minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 240minutes
Cook Time
120minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse and sort through the beans. Check for any debris or stones and discard. Pour the beans into a large pot or bowl and add enough water to cover the beans by 2″. Allow to soak overnight or for at least 4 hours. When finished, dump out any excess water.
  2. Prepare the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. In a large soup pot, add 1-2 tbsp. of olive or vegetable oil and sauté the vegetables over medium high heat until the onion becomes translucent (about 8 minutes).
  3. Add the soaked beans, ham bone, and 8 cups of water (can sub chicken stock for even more flavor). Turn the heat to high and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Then reduce the heat to low and allow the soup to simmer for 1.5-2 hours.
  4. Once the beans are fully tender, add the leftover cubed ham, tomatoes, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Continue to simmer the soup for at least another 15 minutes. At that point, it is ready to be served, but as with many soups the flavors will only continue to develop and you can get even better taste after several hours. Serve with your favorite corn bread and enjoy!