Ham And Black Bean Soup

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Dec. 31, 2014

Ham and Black bean soup is a hearty meal for lunch or supper. Warming with deep rich flavor, it is a snap to make.

Ingredients

Dried black beans 1 Pound , rinsed
Ham steak 1 Pound
Bay leaves 2
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon
Course salt 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredient
Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Onion 2 Large , finely chopped
Carrot 1 Large , finely chopped
Celery rib 2 , finely chopped
Table salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic clove 6 Medium , mince (5
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Low sodium chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
Water 2 Tablespoon

Directions

MAKING

1. Place beans, ham, bay, water, and baking soda in large pot with tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil over med-high heat.

2. Stir in salt, reduce heat to low, then cover and simmer until beans are tender (about 1½ hours). Do not drain beans, discard the bay leaves and remove ham steak, cutting it into smallish bite sized pieces.

3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over med-high heat; add onion, carrot, celery, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft.

4. Reduce heat to med-low and add garlic, pepper flakes, and cumin; cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.

5. Stir in beans (with cooking liquid), and chicken broth. Increase heat to med-high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for about ½ hour.

6. Ladle 3 cups of beans and liquid into a blender; process until smooth then return to the pot.

7. Whisk together cornstarch and water until combined, then gradually stir about half of this mixture into soup. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, to fully thicken. Add more cornstarch mixture if you wish the soup to be thicker.

8.Just before serving add the cut up ham.

 

SERVING

9.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 150 Minutes
Ready In: 150 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 543Calories from Fat 120

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 623 mg25.96%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 39 g78%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet