Freeze leftover ham bones until ready to use in this flavorful soup.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2005

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
soak:
8 hrs
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
9 hrs 50 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 quarts
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Sort and wash beans. Place beans in a 6-quart Dutch oven; add water 2 inches above beans, and soak 8 hours. Drain.

    Advertisement
  • Sauté ham, onion, and garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

  • Add beans, ham bone, chicken broth, and red pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender and soup has thickened. Serve with Cornbread Croutons.