Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bean Soup

This time of year and into the winter, I make a lot of soup and stews.  I make large batches and freeze in serving portions.

This afternoon, I am making Beans and Grains Soup.  You soak a bag of Bob's Red Mill Beans and Grains.  I placed a large ham hock in water with onions and celery.  When that has cooked a couple of hours, I will cut the meat off the bone, remove the chunks of onion and celery and place the soaked beans in the pot to simmer.  This ham hock is no ordinary ham hock that you find in the grocery store!  No, this came from the farmer where I buy my meat.  It has a lot of ham on it.

It is sooooo good and highly nutritious.

Like a lot of things I make, there is no real recipe.  You could add a large can of chopped tomatoes or maybe pasta toward the end of the cooking time.  You can't go wrong with it!


  1. Sounds wonderful! Catherine will be making bean soup out of the ham bone from today's birthday "lunner." It would have been "brunch" but it was later so it was "lunner" (lunch and dinner together). :)

    1. LOL! Thanks for explaining! I couldn't figure out what you meant by "lunner!" I put this bean soup together in between Morgan's burst of energy!

  2. Yum, I make a pea and ham soup using ham hock and dried split peas. So hearty!

    Cheers - Joolz


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