The Holidays are just around the corner. Which means celebrating with friends, family and, of course, a lot of great food. Our family celebrations always include generous portions of turkey, ham, stuffing, all the sides. And more desserts than we can eat. We’re spoiled.
After the meal is finished and the leftovers are given away there is usually one item remaining: The Ham Bone
However, don’t be fooled by this often over-looked leftover. The remainder of the hambone is an excellent and necessary ingredient for ham and bean soup. Also, you will be surprised at how much meat falls off the bone after it is simmered for a few hours.
Ham and Bean Soup
A few years ago we discovered this recipe for Honey Baked Ham Bone Soup Mix. You can find it at Honey Baked Ham Company. The soup takes about 3 hours to cook but is totally worth the wait. Also, you can transform an ordinary leftover hambone (4 lbs) into a delicious meal for 10 – 12 people.
Also, for the record, we have no affiliation with or compensation from this company….. we’re simply fans of this tasty Ham Bone Soup…..or as we prefer to call it: Ham and Bean Soup.
How do I make this tasty ham and bean soup, you may ask? Well, it’s very simple. Follow the directions on the package of the Honey Baked Ham Bone Soup Mix and add in the ham bone while the soup cooks.
As a slight recommendation, puree the onion and celery instead of chopping. Also, to complement the soup, add a touch of white cheddar and sourdough crostini’s to provide a creamy and crunchy texture. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This is our Red Meat Lover addition to this Honeybaked Ham Bone Soup Mix from honeybaked.com not a full soup recipe.