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 😀