Ham Bone Soup
"A simple but tasty soup to make using a leftover ham bone, kidney beans, and potatoes. Put it all into the slow cooker in the morning, and come home to a savory hot meal."
1 ham bone with some meat
1 onion, diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced
tomatoes with juice
1 (15.25 ounce) can kidney beans
3 potatoes, cubed
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
4 cups water
6 cubes chicken bouillon
|1.||Place the ham bone, onion, tomatoes, kidney beans, potatoes, and green pepper into a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in water, and pour into the slow cooker.|
|2.||Cover, and cook on High until warm. Reduce heat to Low, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 hours.|
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Actually, I used the recipe as a jumping-off point and adapted it slightly to accommodate what I had handy. My tweaks:
--I only used half an onion and supplemented with a few shakes of onion powder.
--My diced tomatoes were seasoned with basil, oregano, and garlic.
--I didn't have any fresh potatoes, so I used Southern Home hash browns which are really just frozen cubed potatoes.
--I didn't have any bouillon cubes, so I added a few splashes of chicken broth.
This turned out much better than I could have hoped for. I get a little thrill when I am able to throw together a dish using odds and ends in my fridge and pantry.