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What to do with a ham bone beside split pea/navy bean soup?

post #1 of 11
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I have a big ham bone with lots of yummy meat still attached.  I love a good split pea soup or navy bean soup but my husband and son don't. I am trying to find some creative ideas to use the bone.  I was thinking kale soup maybe??  Would love any ideas/recipes.

 

TIA!

post #2 of 11

i just use it for a yummy stock base for a veggie/ham soup like I would for veggie beef soup but ham-y.  it's delish!

post #3 of 11

I make the broth and then other kinds of soup.  Kale would be delicious in a ham broth.

 

I made a variation of Pasta Lentiche (Pasta and lentils) with it.  Added ditalini, lentils, sauted carrots/celery/onion, and cabbage.  Yummy!!

post #4 of 11
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oooh, I like the idea of lentils!!!  eat.gif

 

 

 

I googled Pasta Lentiche to get a based idea of flavoring etc and most recipes call for green or brown lentils. I have been doing a pantry challenge and noticed a bag of red lentils tucked in the back. I know they are "softer" and break down more than green and brown ones when cooked for longer periods of time. Do you think they would work?

post #5 of 11
It's a family tradition for us to save our Christmas hambone and use it to make lentil soup on New Years! It's makes some super delicious soup!
post #6 of 11

Collard greens are wonderful cooked with ham bone or a little bacon (one or two pieces is plenty).

post #7 of 11
Red beans and rice
post #8 of 11

I just like to cook a big pot of navy beans with a ham bone.  Those beans get used for everything from soup to refried.  I'll even freeze them in portions so I don't have to cook them so often. 

post #9 of 11

My parents always made cabbage soup with ham bones.  Maybe like this: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-potato-soup-22088 ?

post #10 of 11

Hungarian Yellow Wax Bean Soup:

 

ham bone

whole onion

lots of bite-sized yellow wax beans

finely chopped carrot or two

chopped meaty tomatoes, or kale, or swiss chard, or spinach

a few cloves of garlic

toasted paprika

salt and pepper to taste

 

Slightly thicken if desired. Add a few diced potatoes if desired.

 

Yum. :)

 

ETA: Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

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