Ham Bone Soup

The Christmas ham that we bought for Christmas dinner after the fact is almost gone so I googled “Ham Bone Soup” and this recipe came up from allrecipes.com and all the reviews were good so I thought I’d give it a try and it was good and easy!

1 ham bone with some meat

1 onion, diced

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice (I ended up using 2 cans)

1 (15.25 oz) can kidney beans (it didn’t say with juice or without so I just dumped the whole can with juice into the pot)

3 potatoes, cubed

1 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed (didn’t have one so left it out)

4 cups water (instead of the 4 cups water and bouillon cubes, I used 3 cans of chicken broth)

6 cubes chicken bouillon

I also added the following which were not in the original recipe but were suggested in the reviews:

2 cloved pressed garlic

2 stalks celery

Here are some other add ins suggested in the reviews:

sliced carrots

1 can pinto beans

peas

green beans

pasta

1  Place ham bone, onion, tomatoes, kidney beans, potatoes and green pepper (and whatever else you want to add) into a large crock pot.  Dissolve the bouillon cubes in water and pour into slow cooker (or just add cans of chicken broth).

2  Cover and cook on high until warm then reduce heat to low and continue to cook 5 – 6 hours.  (I did this but it looked like the potatoes and onions weren’t getting done so I kicked it back up to high.)

A note from me – when the soup was done, I took the ham bone out (which was really meaty) and pulled all the ham off of it (it came right off after cooking for so long) and chopped it up and dumped it back in the soup.

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