Mar 172016

This soup is inspired by an older recipe from days gone by when people sat around the camp fire, cooking stews and soups in a huge cast iron pot over a hot fire, talking about their day as the sun went down and the crickets began to chirp.  Maybe you would like to do the same with your family. You could sit around a “camp fire” by  putting your soup in a crock pot and spend time playing some card games or board games, or making a delicious corn bread to go with the soup. Happy Cooking!

The Ham and Bean soup recipe:


3 c ham, cubed

6 c beans, cooked

1 c carrots, diced

1 c mixed cilantro and parsley

½ onion

4 garlic cloves

½ tsp each cumin, celery powder

1/4 tsp cayenne , black pepper

2 c  ham broth

2 c   water

2 c bean broth


In a slow cooker place the ham, beans, carrots, fresh herbs, dry spices. Top with ham broth, bean broth and water. Turn slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours. When done, the ham and bean soup is ready to serve over rice for a tasty meal.

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