No joking…I think I look forward to eating ham bone soup even more than I ever look forward to eating ham. That says a lot as ham is likely my favorite meat.
When the kids were all home last we had ham. It was a great bone in ham…my favorite. No spiral hams for us!!
Long ago I would make Ham Bone Soup on the stove boiling the ham and beans for a LONG time. It is so much easier with my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. I have a 6 quart size and can get a ham bone in it.
This is what I did….In the pot I put:
8 cups of water
1 bag of Great Northern Beans
1 larger onion chopped
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
3 Tablespoons of ham broth seasoning
1 meaty ham bone
I have a bean setting on my pot so I locked the cover in place, turned the valve and pressed the bean setting. Easy-Peasy.
The ham comes out perfect for flaking.
It falls right off the bone.
I put the meat back in the pot.
I then mixed 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch with enough water for it to absorb. I turned the pot onto saute and stirred in the cornstarch mixture. Test the soup to see if it’s the consistency you like. If you want it thicker, mix another batch of cornstarch. I taste at this point too. Some hams are super salty and no more salt is needed. Some aren’t as salty and do need salt added to the soup. Make it to your taste and liking.
Here’s what mine looked like….
Oh my…YUM. I love Ham Bone Soup. It’s my favorite and happily Hubby loves it too. I made grilled cheese sandwiches to with it and that was the perfect supper for us.
I don’t know how many times I made this before I had my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and ended up burning the soup as it had to cook so long. Since my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker I’ve never burned a batch…of soup or anything else. I love it!!