Easy Ham and Bean Soup
A classic from my childhood, this easy Ham and Bean Soup recipe is a nourishing and satisfying supper that's full of flavor! Smoky and rich, the homemade soup comes together quickly on the stovetop (no soaking the beans!), but can also be prepared in the slow cooker. It's perfect alongside a loaf of crusty bread or a pan of cornbread. Just get the pot simmering and your work is done!
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
3 cans Northern beans
2 fresh thyme
1 1/2 lb. smoked ham hock
1 dried bay leaf
- In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Stir until vegetables are crisp-tender (about 5 minutes).
- Stir in...
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