Ham Bone Soup


close up of spoon with ham soup including potato cube, ham, carrots, and chickpes
Ham Bone Soup

This soup is super hearty and full of delicious ham flavor. There is so many benefits to bone broth including cardiovascular healthy as there are peptides in cured hams that may have cardioprotective effects (Zahid, H 2019). some study's have shown that bone broth can also support healthy joints and gut flora as well as reduce inflammation and boost your immune system (Link, R 2022). No wonder we instinctively reach for a bowl of soup when we are sick. it's a super food.


Ingredients:

1 Ham Bone

3 to 4 slices of left over ham

8 cups water (approximately)

1 Tbsp Parsley

1 Tbsp Thyme

Basil 1 Tbsp

4 Bay Leaves

Salt and Pepper

6 Cloves Garlic, Minced

3 Large Carrots, peeled and diced

2 Stocks Celery Finley chopped

4 Medium Potatoes, peeled, diced and soaked in water

2 medium Onions, Finley diced

Optional: add 1 can drained and rinsed canned chick peas

Optional: 1 Cup frozen corn or peas

Optional: 1 Tbsp Beef Stock powder

Optional: 3 Tbsp Corn Starch in 3 Tbsp Cool Water


Directions:

- Add to a large stock pot 1 ham bone, along with 8 cups of water, bay leaves, and pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer for at least 3 hours with the lid on.

- In a separate pan, sauté your onions until fragrant; then add your minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. To your broth, add your sautéed onions and garlic, as well as the parsley, thyme, basil, carrots, celery, chick peas and 1 Tbsp beef stock powder (optional). Stir it all together and cover. Simmer for 1 hour.

- Remove the ham bone and discard. Drain your diced potatoes and add to your soup.

- Check your soup at this point for seasoning. Add more spices, salt and/or pepper as needed. Lastly, slice up your left over slices of ham and add them to the soup.

- If you prefer a thicker soup, add your corn starch slurry now, stirring constantly until thick. Remove the bay leaves and enjoy.


White bowl with ham and vegetable soup
Ham Bone Soup

References:

Hina Zahid (2019) Ham Bone Broth - Source of Good Health For Heart. http://specialy.medicaldialogues.in


Rachel Link (2022), Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth Every Day. Ancientnutrition.com


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