Bean Soup with Ham


Bean Soup with Ham
  1. 1 lb great northern white beans
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1 cup chicken broth
  4. 4 carrot, chopped
  5. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  6. 1 medium onion, chopped
  7. 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 (3/4 lb) ham hock, a meaty ham bone, or several pieces of boneless ham
  10. 1/2 t salt
  11. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in a 3 to 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove ham hock and discard skin, fat, and bone. If using several piece of boneless ham like I do, ignore this step).
  4. Cut meat in small pieces and place in soup.
  5. Beans can be mashed if desired. Serve with cornbread.



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