Ham and Bean Soup

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2008

This recipe is the perfect example of making something from almost nothing, but we wanted a heartier version with serious chunks of ham-something we could serve as a main course for dinner.

SERVES 6 to 8

TIME 2 hours

Ham and Bean Soup

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The simplest ham and bean soup recipes are nothing more than dried beans and ham hocks simmered in water until the beans are tender and the ham has transformed the water into a smoky broth. A stray carrot or onion provides a bit more flavor...

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