Simple Southern Ham and Bean Soup

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Simple Southern Ham and Bean Soup Simple Southern Ham and Bean Soup


Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, plus more for topping
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups leftover ham, diced
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups low sodium chicken broth (or homemade)
1 bay leaf
4 cups fresh collard greens, cut into thin ribbons (can substitute one can of cooked collard greens)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
8 tablespoons butter for garnish


 

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Directions

In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, cook onion, garlic, ham, and thyme in oil and butter, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.

Add beans, broth, bay leaf, collards, salt and pepper (to taste) and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes, so the flavors can develop. Remove bay leaves before serving. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with a tablespoon of butter on top.

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Imma cooking this soup today after two friends made the biggest deal out of it. So, my expectations are through the roof. I'll let yee folks know ifin it meets the roof, or exceeds. Yall have wonderful New Year!! @ God Bless!

By Cindy Broughton on January 01, 2014

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By Marge Hansen on November 08, 2013

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add 3 cans of beans

By ceegee on December 12, 2012

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add more beans (3 cans)

By Anonymous on December 12, 2012

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Paula i love your shows. you remind me of the way my mother cooked for so many years. she was from Texas. Your white bean soup looks good. i am making my own recipe on Monday 1/9/2012 for my big brother,he is coming to dinner and its a good memory of my Aunt in texas she made it too.. keep cooking... Love ya

By Elizabeth Cox on January 07, 2012

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Hello, I don't know what I ever did without Paula Deen! My husband and I are senior full time RV'ers, and I now have the nickname of "The Paula Deen of the potlaucks". Love , Love , Love her. Would give anything to have her meet my husband who is a 30 year veteran home taught chef. His sence of humor is just like Paula's. Thank you Paula for always being there to help us! Patti

By Patti on December 04, 2011

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FANTASTIC!!! Just what I was looking for!

By Anonymous on February 10, 2011

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Wonderful - added carrots, used dried navy beans,country pork side, fresh collards and homemade chicken broth - I did not use the butter topping.

By chateaubell on November 10, 2010

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Delicious! YUM! Will make this again for sure!

By Anonymous on April 06, 2010

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should be good. ramboe30

By Anonymous on March 26, 2010

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Fantastic! Quick, easy, hearty soup. My entire family loved it. We skipped the whole dollop of butter on top step though, lol. It was still delicious! I made it with fresh greens, exactly as the recipe is written.

By Anonymous on March 08, 2010

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This was a great recipe. I used canned collards and vegetable broth and it turned out delicious. I only used one and a half cans of broth for a heartier soup. A couple of drops of Tabasco sauce gave it a great flavor.

By Anonymous on March 03, 2010

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Excellent, very tasty. Prepared just as written. Second time through I added basil, oregano and parsley and cut the chicken stock in half to make a heartier soup. Very very good. Thank you for an easy yet tasty meal thats very high in fiber.

By Anonymous on February 22, 2010

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