after a whole ham dinner, everyone knows the next meal is this soup. It's a must! I use the left over ham bone in the soup, and don't need any extra bouillion. Add a few white potatoes and at least 1 sweet potatoe along with the carrots. then add some extra ham if needed after the bits that fall off the bone. It's very hearty, thick, and we love that it makes a big pot!
This did need more flavoring so a bullion cube was added, a potato, dry garlic and Old Bay seasoning. I is thick a delicious!
I made the Safeway navy bean package soup recipe, which is very similar to this one. I referred to this for nuitritional info. Having read the comments, I made it using 8 cups stock and one cup water, then used 4 cups onions, just 1 cup carrots, 2 cups potatoes, 3 tablespoons garlic, and 2 lbs smoked pork hocks. It was very flavorful, but I still added Better than Bouillon for greater flavor. It was excellent, though not as light.
This was okay. I wish I hadn't made such a bit pot, though..... I did use chicken broth instead of water, but even with that the flavor was one dimensional and fairly flat. I added a little "better than bouillan" to try to save this recipe and it helped but I probably won't make this again.