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1. Boil ham bones in large pot until ham is easily removed from bones, about 2 hours. 2. Drain reserved liquid, cool to remove fat from liquid or drain off as much fat from liquid as possible. 3. When ham is cool enough to touch, pick ham off bones & into bite size pieces. 4. While ham is cooking rinse & clean lima beans per package instructions, soak if needed. 5. Add lima beans, onions, carrots, celery, garlic & ham in a large pot & cover with defated liquid from cooked ham. 6. Add only enough liquid to just cover beans and onions. 7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, season with all seasonings, add bay leaf & simmer all day or until beans are cooked to your liking. 8. Stir every 10 to 15 minutes. 9. Add more liquid as needed or to make soup as thick or thin as you like. 10. If you do not have enough liquid left from the boiled ham you can use water or can chicken broth. 11. Adjust seasonings to your liking. If not enough smoke flavor add a little liquid smoke when soup is almost done. Per serving: 252 Calories; 8g Fat (29% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 41mg Cholesterol; 424mg Sodium Recipe by: Judy Johnson & Vicki Wiltshire Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #479 by "Wiltshires"
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Telln 1 year agoThis was a switch from navy beans. Nice change.