About this recipe:Best use I have ever found for left over ham! Be sure to save the ham's juices and chill them so you can remove the fat, leaving behind the delicious juices to flavour the soup stock.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr20min
In a large stockpot, add water, ham bone and pre-soaked beans. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, and simmer until beans are close to soft.
Remove bone and cut off remaining meat. Remove 1/3 of beans and mash with potato masher or food processor.
Return ham and beans back to pot and add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, pepper and paprika. If you are using the juices from a previously cooked ham, add now. Simmer until vegetables are tender, and serve.
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Great way to use leftover ham. I doubled the vegetables. Even the teenagers ate this. Cooked on simmer all day - thickened nicely. Froze well. - 24 Jul 2008
Made this soup yesterday, and it tasted incredible. I did not find it in the least bland..I simply shook in a prodigious amount of the spices called for, plus a pinch of salt. A delicious soup. - 24 Jul 2008
Absolutely the best tasting soup. We couldn't stop eating it. - 24 Jul 2008