For those of you that don't know, all of the spiral ham shoppes sell nice big ham bones with lots of meat, so it is easy to make this soup even when you don't want to cook a ham! In my area, they cost about $7 - and are meaty enough to make a couple sandwiches, and this soup!
This is a great base soup. If you are a new cook, make it as is, and then adjust as needed on the 2nd go around. If you need it to be more convenient (as I do) then try this...in a LARGE crockpot, mix 4 cups chicken broth, your veggie JUICE, the canned tomato + their juice, plus the Worch Sauce, mustard, S&P, and lemon juice. Add other spices as desired. Reserve about 2 cups chopped ham, add the remainder with the bone to your broth. You should have enough broth to cover the bone, if not, add more broth or water. Cook on HIGH for 3- 4 hours, then reduce to low. Add (2) 14oz cans of Veg-All, and (3) 14oz cans of whatever beans you like. (I use Lima, chili, and Northern for a good mix of taste and color. RINSING canned foods well before using them will reduce saltiness and salt intake) Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, and it is ready to serve. As good as fresh - maybe not, but much better than a night of fast food! Great to do on a weekend - add a pan of cornbread and you have a great meal.
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For those of you that don't know, all of the spiral ham shoppes sell nice big ham bones with...