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Friday, October 12, 2012

Ham, Bean and Cabbage Soup

I have tons and tons of recipes I've gathered over the years. Believe it or not, I have even purged {gasp} some of the ones I knew I would probably never make - because they were 1. too complicated 2. required weird ingredients 3. didn't fit my family's tastes or 4. because I had other similar recipes. 

If you "know" me - purging recipes is not an easy task ...... I'm sort of a recipe hoarder ... I think I need a 12 step program or something - it's really that bad. (Have you seen my Pinterest boards?! They will more than prove it to ya ..... I've just moved over into digital hoarding now - and looking at some of y'alls boards, I know I am not alone!)

I found this soup recipe years ago .... I can't even remember who or where it came from. I "filed it away" for quite some time before I ever really made it. Once, while I was looking through my recipes (because that's what all cool foodies do), I stopped on this recipe and wondered why I hadn't tried it before. I loved the simplicity .... I loved the fact that it was healthy ... and budget-friendly? Hello soup recipe - where and why have you been hiding from me?! God knows I probably have gazillions of other recipes lovingly tucked away, waiting to be rediscovered. Help me .... Don't be like me. 

This feeds my soup love .... my deep, sincere love of soup. I don't discriminate - I love 'em all. There is something so comforting in a bowl of soup .... it renders warm and fuzzy feelings.  

I like feeling warm and fuzzy feelings.

Ham, Bean and Cabbage Soup
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 small onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups water or chicken broth
8 oz. pre-cooked ham or smoked turkey, diced
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tsp. chili powder
1 can (16 oz.) Great Northern beans, drained
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large saucepan, saute the onion and carrots in oil until the onion is tender. Add water or broth, ham or smoked turkey, cabbage, tomatoes and chili powder. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer the soup for 15-20 minutes. Add beans, salt and pepper. Continue to simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. 

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Great soup. The new Food on Friday is all about soup. It would be wonderful if you linked this in. Here's the link . Have a souper duper week!

  2. Fall is here. This sounds yummy--and gluten-free! Yea! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

  3. Oh my gosh, this soup looks rockin', Jamie!

  4. I never saw this combo before. thank you for sharing :)

  5. Great looking soup... I blog about simple living and the hardest thing for me to keep to a minimum are recipes. I think your purging reasons are right on. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  6. That looks absolutely amazing. I am a soup lover too, and also a recipe hoarder, and have recently moved on to bigger and better hoarding.....Pinterest! LOL!! And I won't mention the boxes and boxes of cookbooks and recipe clippings that sit among me. This is a great recipe to share at Foodie Friends Friday. Thank you!

  7. We love ham and bean soup, but I never thought to add cabbage! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  8. I think this would be my mom's perfect soup. Has her name all over it. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Soups with beans are so under-appreciated! This looks really tasty :)

  10. This soup looks so warm and cozy. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Jamie,
    HA! A fellow recipe hoarder here :) I know what you mean about purging recipes. I have stacks of pages I print out every day from blogs and I so need to go through them and only keep the ones I REALLY intend to try. This soup is delicious looking so I'll probably be adding one more to my stack! Thanks! If you ever find that 12 step program, sign me up :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.


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