This was some great soup that uses a part of a ham that is just discarded. Flavor can be found in the bone too.
This is a great way to use up leftover ham (including the bone!)
- 32 oz vegetable broth (or chicken or beef)
- 2 cups diced potatoes (about 2 large russets)
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots (diced or matchstick – about 3 carrots)
- 1-2 cups diced ham (depending on how much meat is left on the bone)
- 1 leftover ham bone (optional, but adds lots of flavor)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp fresh or dried parsley
- 1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
- 5 oz can evaporated milk
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Put broth, water, vegetables, ham (and bone), and seasonings in large slow cooker on low. Cook all day (at least 8 hours). Remove bone. Stir in milk and add additional seasonings as needed.
I created this recipe after being inspired by my friend Oreon, who posted on Facebook that she was making soup with a leftover…
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