Ham and Bean Soup
by Collette White | 19 August, 2019
Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all well. As promised last week here is my ridiculously easy and incredibly delicious soup recipe using Ham hock. Before now I had never cooked with ham hock, I am glad I tried it. My family devoured this soup … I hope yours do too! Let me know!
1 ½ cups white beans – soaked overnight *
3 large carrots – peeled and diced
2 large brown onions – diced small
2 stalks celery – sliced 1cm pieces
1 large swede – peeled and roughly diced
3 cloves garlic – crushed
½ tblspn dried thyme leaves
good pinch pepper
1-1.2kg ham hock
2 ½ litres water
Place all the ingredients in a large slow cooker – in the order listed.
Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5 hours. Turn the ham hock over once during this time if you can (completely fine if not).
Remove ham hock from the slow cooker and place on a tray. Shred / remove all the ham from the hock and place it back into the slow cooker. Stir through.
- SOAK BEANS FIRST: You need to soak beans for 12-24 hours to remove dirt and toxins from the beans and to prevent getting sick from this. To soak, simply pop them into a bowl and cover well with water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (optional) for 12-24 hours (24 is best). You must discard the water the beans soak in and rinse in clean water before using.
Take Care of You,
“If your household is anything like mine, afternoons and evenings can be chaotic with after school sports, homework and extra curricular activities. At the end of a long day the last thing I feel like doing is cooking, yet I know my family need to be fed!”
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“As a Mum of four, I understand what it is like to juggle fulltime work and being a fulltime Mum, whilst wanting to provide a healthy and tasty lunch box for my children that is not going to get sent home without being eaten or have me slaving in the kitchen for hours.”
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