For those of you serving ham for Christmas here is an easy recipe for leftovers…LOL
Easy Ham and Bean Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 carrots, small dice
- 1 small onion, small dice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 4 (14.5 ounce) cans white beans (in Mexico I used a large can of charros)
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups diced smoked ham
- 2 dried bay leaves
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup minced parsley
Add olive oil to 5-quart soup pot and set over medium high heat.
When the oil is hot add in the carrots and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions just start to soften and turn translucent.
Add in the garlic and thyme leaves and stir to combine.
To the pot add all the beans with the juice from their cans, chicken stock, diced ham and bay leaves. Stir to combine.
Simmer the soup for 10-15 minutes or until it’s slightly thickened.
Taste and season with desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.
Stir in parsley and serve hot. I put a dollop of sour cream on top when we had it…