White Bean Soup w/ Ham

White Bean Soup
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 😀

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

3 thoughts on “White Bean Soup w/ Ham

  1. sha

    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

  2. Typical INgredients

    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!

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




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