Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
58 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

This is a great way to use leftover holiday ham. You'll need about 2 cups to replace the ham steak. Don't forget to toss in the bone for added flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Trim fat from ham steak; coarsely chop ham. Reserve bone.

Step 2

Cook ham in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Add diced onion, and next 5 ingredients, and sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Step 3

Stir in reserved ham bone, navy beans, and next 3 ingredients; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Remove and discard bone before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Step 4

Ham-and-Bean Soup With Fresh Spinach: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 1 (5-oz.) package fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed, just before serving.

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