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Video: Basic Ham and Bean Soup

See how to make a hearty bean soup with leftover ham.

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See how to make a simple ham and white bean soup. Loaded with bites of chopped ham, vegetables, and great Northern beans, this soup is a hearty one-dish meal, and a terrific way to use up leftover Easter ham and the ham bone itself. In the video, you'll see how to prepare your dry white beans. If you like, use this recipe as a base, and build on its flavors and ingredients. Watch the video, then get J.A.’s 5-star recipe for Basic Ham and Bean Soup.

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Apr. 20, 2015 12:13 pm
Don't discard the ham hock/bone!!!
Sep. 10, 2013 5:30 pm
Honey Baked Ham sells hocks and there is a lot of meat on it as well
Apr. 2, 2013 2:15 pm
Can u use veg stock to cook the Beans instead of water?
Jan. 5, 2013 3:42 pm
turtlepeg - My grocery store also no longer carries ham hocks. Instead they offer ham shanks which the butcher says are meatier. Hope this helps. The recipe sounds delicious.
Nov. 29, 2012 5:13 pm
I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars. Wow!! It's was a hit with my family. We used up a number of Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoyed a wonderful dinner of soup & bread sticks. I LOVE this recipe.!!!!!
Oct. 28, 2012 11:59 pm
I am having difficulty buying ham hocks in any of the stores. They used to be easily available, what would be an option? Thanks Turtle Peg
Oct. 23, 2012 10:16 pm
Add a few biscuit slices of country ham :D Yummy! Veggie stock to boil the beans in instead of water could add extra rich flavor.
Sep. 30, 2012 10:44 am
I also like using a smoked ham hock
Sep. 30, 2012 10:42 am
I even like cubing the skin and adding it back to the soup
Sep. 27, 2012 5:25 pm
Don't discard the hamhock; if you let it cook in the soup from the beginning you can cut off the skin and chop up the amazingly tender meat and add it to the soup.
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