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  • Ham and Bean Soup

    **modified internet find**

    2 cups dried great northern beans(White beans)
    5 cups IC friendly chicken broth
    3 cups water
    1 large meaty ham bone
    2 -3 tablespoons IC friendly chicken bouillon granules
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
    1/4 teaspoon dried savory(if can tolerate)
    1 medium onion, chopped(if can tolerate)
    3 medium carrots, chopped
    2 celery ribs, chopped ( I also put in a handful of the chopped celery leaves)
    1 large potato, cut into cubes
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Place beans in a Dutch oven or large cooking pot; add water to cover by 2”.
    Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
    Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain.
    Add broth, water, ham bone, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil.
    Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 hours
    Sauté’ onions, carrots and celery in oil; add to soup along with cubed potato.
    Cover and simmer 1 hour longer.

    Debone ham and cut into chunks; return to soup.
    Skim fat (I find I don’t have any to skim).
    I like to mash some of the beans once they get soft. My total cooking time is more like 6 hours than 4 hours.
    Great served with corn bread.
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