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Every Mommy Should Know This Recipe By Heart
I can remember my mom making giant pots of ham soup when I was growing up. She’d start the soup in the morning and by mid-afternoon, it would be bubbling to perfection on the stove. My mom never cut corners and always soaked her beans overnight. Not only does soaking your beans allow them to regain their moisture and speed up the cooking process but it also helps aid in digestion. It’s a process that “sprouts” the legumes. Science, it’s amazing stuff!
Anyway, we will be taking a few shortcuts with this recipe because instead of the stovetop we will be making it in the Crock Pot. I love slow cooker cooking, don’t you? I’m always in and out of the kitchen so I don’t have to worry about soup boiling over on the stove. Yay!
The secret to this soup is adding in a ham bone. Now, you don’t have to do this but if you are able, please do! There’s just something about a ham bone that gives bean soup an uh-mazing flavor. Enjoy!
Recipe and image courtesy of Swellkid.
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Quick Tip: Try serving this with Dijon mustard – yum!