Thursday, April 25, 2013

Black Bean and Ham Soup



Black Bean and Ham Soup


This is one of the simplest soups to make and a great way to use up leftover ham. The flavor is mild and savory and you can add almost anything to the top as a garnish. Dinner is ready in 35 minutes and a simple salad and good bread make it complete.

Black Bean and Ham Soup
Printable Recipe
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup green pepper - diced small
1 small yellow onion - diced small
1 clove garlic - minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained
4 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups leftover ham diced small
sour cream
chopped cilantro

Directions:

1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Saute green pepper and onion with garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Add stock, beans, bay leaf, cumin, oregano and ham. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
3. Remove bay leaf and serve topped with sour cream and fresh cilantro.

1 comment:

Jenn Thorson said...

Anne- This was a FANTASTIC soup. I made it on Saturday and was wowed. I did substitute the sour cream for a little bit of fat free shredded cheddar as topping, and I added some tortilla chips to the top for fun. And BOY is it good. Just had some leftovers for lunch and wish I'd dished myself out a slightly bigger bowl.

Thanks for sharing it with us!