Feeling cold and chilly but have no gut to go for a hot coffee or bowl in your favorite diner or café? Why not make your own without leaving the warmth of your home? It's the season to warm your soul with a deliciously satisfying soup made from your leftover hambone. You’ll be grateful when done! Enjoy!
1 leftover hambone
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 russet potato, peeled and diced
1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham
Place leftover hambone in your Clay pot and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6-7 cups. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 30 minutes to 1 hour; remove and discard hambone.
Heat olive oil in your Clay pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and potato. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in ham stock, beans, corn, thyme and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in ham until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.