CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Crockery Calico Ham and Bean SoupLeftover ham bones are great for soups,
By: Herald Staff Report,
If you’re like a lot of other people, you still have some Easter ham in the refrigerator. The leftover bone is great for soups, such as the following made in a slow cooker.
Crockery Calico Ham and Bean Soup
1 pound bean mix for soup
6 cups water
2 cups ham, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 to 2 teaspoons Italian herbs
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
Rinse beans in colander under running water. Sort out any dirt or small pebbles. Drain.
In a large slow cooker, combine all ingredients.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
Discard bay leaves before serving.
Yield: Serves 8.
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