Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ham & Bean Soup

Here's a recipe to help all you ladies get rid of your Easter ham, lol. And it's another one of those that tastes WAY better than it looks!1 meaty ham bone (your leftover Easter ham will do)
7 carrots, peeled and diced
3 cans Bush's Blackeye Peas with Bacon
1 small onion, diced
1 cup cream

Boil the ham bone in about 6 cups of water for 20 minutes. Remove the ham and let it rest on a cutting board. Add the carrots and onion and let them boil together. Dice up the ham into good sized chunks and return the ham (not the bone) to the pot. Add the 3 cans of beans, undrained. You will probably want to take out the single piece of bacon from each can ... it's usually pretty fatty and is a stark contrast to the rest of the ham. Allow the soup to heat throughout. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cream and turn the heat off. YUM! I swear it tastes a 1000 times better than it looks! This is a very hearty soup!