Crockpot Ham Bone Soup

Happy 2016! I always feel like this time of year should be smooth sailing, with fresh starts and resolutions and the end of the Christmas craziness. But it never is. At least not for me. The absolute, total CRAZINESS of the holiday season takes its toll! Parties to attend, clothes to fit into, food to make, treats to prepare, houses to clean, presents to buy and wrap, decorations to put up and take down....repeat times four. It's nuts! And it's no wonder a lot of us feel a bit down and numb after it's all done.

While we were with family last week, we made a ham. A delicious, glazed ham that I forgot to photograph. So I photographed its carcass while it made us a delicious soup. :)

If you've never made a ham bone soup before, you have to try this. Especially when cooked in a crockpot, it is SO EASY. And so, so good.

Here's hoping for a fulfilling and happy 2016 for ALL of you!

Crockpot Ham Bone Soup

Use your leftover ham bone to make this delicious, effortless soup!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 5, 2016

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 8-9 hrs on Low or 5-6 hrs on High

Ham

Ingredients:

  • 1 leftover cooked ham bone (preferably with a bit of meat still attached)
  • 2 Russet potoatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 12-oz. bag frozen corn
  • 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 chicken Bouillon cubes
Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients into a 6-quart crock pot. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or High for 5-6 hours. One hour before soup is done, remove the ham bone and let cool on a cutting board for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the meat from the ham bone and add it to the crockpot. Discard bone. Serve when soup is warmed through.