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White Bean Soup with Ham Hocks and Greens

Serves8
IngredientsVegetables, Beans, Meat
Day PartDinner, Lunch
Menu PartSoup
Cuisine TypeAmerican
White Bean Soup with Ham Hocks and Greens

The aroma of this soup, chock full of beans, turkey and greens, will attract a crowd. It tastes as good as it smells.

Ingredients

1 lb. dried white beans
2 tbsp. oil
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 ham hock
8 cups chicken stock
1 bunch kale or collard greens, cleaned, chopped
8 pieces of cornbread (optional)
 

Steps

1. In a large pot, soak white beans overnight. Drain and reserve.

2. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onion, carrot and celery in oil until crisp-tender. Add white beans, ham hock and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and cook approx. 11⁄2 hr. until beans are tender.

3. Remove ham hock and allow to cool. Shred meat and reserve.

4. Remove half of the soup and puree; return puree to soup and stir.

5. Add shredded meat and shredded kale; bring to a simmer. Season to taste and serve with cornbread.
 

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