Sunday, December 26, 2010

Great Northern Ham Soup

2 TBS olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. diced baby carrots
1 stalk celery, diced

2 c. diced baked ham

7 c. organic chicken broth, warm (or substitute vegetable broth)

2 c. dry Great Northern White Beans, rinsed

1/2 tsp marjoram
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

Heat olive oil in 4 qt. saucepan. Add onion, garlic, carrots & celery and saute until onions start to become translucent. Add ham & saute 2 minutes more.

Pour in broth; stir well to combine. Bring to a boil. Stir in beans; add seasonings. Cover, reduce heat & simmer on low for 2 & 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more liquid if necessary.

1 comment:

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

This sounds so good! I'm putting together a menu planner for the New year featuring healthy comforting foods and I know this will fit the bill.

I made made Matt your chipotle beef soup over the holidays and he loved it.