Ham Bone Soup
8 cups water
1 meaty ham bone
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery, trimmed and sliced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. salt
1/2 head small green cabbage, roughly shredded
1 - 16 oz.can northern beans, rinsed and drained
Black pepper to taste
- Place ham bone in large pot, cover with the water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes (carrots should be tender).
- Remove ham bone and cool enough to be able to handle. Remove meat from bone and cut into bite-size pieces. Add the ham to the pot and simmer the soup for another 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Remove bay leaves.