Here is a great family recipe from Aunt Britt for her homemade Ham and Bean Soup.
1/2 tsp. Rosemary
1 tsp. Thyme
1/2 tsp. Salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. Pepper (I use fresh ground)
1 lb. Great White Northern Beans, soaked overnight
4-5 Medium-sized Carrots, peeled and sliced (I quarter the thick parts)
1 Onion chopped
4-5 Celery Stalks, chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, chopped or minced
2 Bay Leaves (remove at the end)
2.5 Cups Chopped Ham. Doesn’t need to be exact.
1 Ham Bone, if available
2 Cubes Knorr brand Caldo de Jamon (ham bouillon)
1/2 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes (including half the tomato liquid)
Soak dried beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse beans. Add to crock pot.
Dissolve bouillon in 2 cups hot water. Add that 2 cups + 4 more cups water (6 total) to crock pot. Add chopped ham, spices, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes and stir.
Add ham bone and large onion and bay leaf and cover. Cook on low 10 hours.
Remove bay leaves. Enjoy!
Watch my video below where I show you how to make this recipe, step by step.