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Chipotle Ham & Bean Soup

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The chipotle chili powder really does something special to this soup. If you don’t have any, please pick some up! You’ll find lots of uses for its smoky, sweet, slightly spicy flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • 3 whole Carrots, Chopped
  • 3 stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cups Diced Ham
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Can) Pink Or White Beans, Drained
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • ½ teaspoons Chipotle Chili Powder (or More)
  • 1 whole Bay Leaf
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Saute the onions, carrots and celery until they are softened and light golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic for about 30 seconds, and then add in the ham and saute for a few minutes.

Pour in the chicken stock, beans and spices, stirring well and scraping up the browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Before you add any salt, taste the broth—the beans/ham/stock can be quite salty as it is!

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 hours or longer. Remove the bay leaf and serve with lots of crusty bread!

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Marie on 12.14.2016

So good! I boiled a ham bone for about an hour or so, then added the veggies and spices and continued to let it boil. After the veggies were soft, I removed the ham bone, which added great flavor. This is a good basic soup with room for lots of variations.

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goaheadbakemyday on 1.28.2010

It’s 18 degrees here today. I’m trying this!!

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katiemax25 on 2.1.2012

I have made this twice now, and have yet to add the ham. I like ham, just haven’t had any in the house. But even without the ham, it has SO much flavor and is delicious! Can’t wait to try it WITH the ham!

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gligger on 12.22.2011

This was yummy. My husband and both of my kids liked it, which is almost unheard of at our house. My husband and I added the chipotle at the table because I didn’t know if it would add too much spice for the kids.

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