Day 70: Ham and Black Bean Soup

I have never been so happy to see the arrival of daylight savings time. Sunlight at dinnertime! This is going to make documenting these dinners much easier.

Last week I lugged home the bone from the roast ham we made on It’s Just Food (in case you haven’t figured this out already, I can be cheap) and yesterday threw it in a pot of water to coax the remaining meat off and make a stock.

Having opened up a can of black beans to make quesadillas for lunch (still one of my favorite things ever) I decided that the ham stock was destined to be black bean soup. I’m sorry if I’ve black bean souped you to death already; turns out we eat a lot of it.

This one was a bit of a soup yukaflux: half a leftover can of diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, red pepperjalapeno (this is something I never would have had in the fridge even a year ago, but I have discovered that even one chopped into my soup makes all the flavor difference), the half can of black beans, a shake from the bag of frozen corn, and the meaty ham stock. Scooped hot over a pile of leftover brown rice that was in the fridge. Done like dinner.


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3 comments on “Day 70: Ham and Black Bean Soup

  1. Lana
    March 11, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I can vouche for the black bean soup popularity! As promised, I made a whack of your recipes for a gal-pal and her daughter this weekend and all were hits: Goat Cheese Gratin with Roasted Chilies and Peppers, Ravioli Lasagna, Cinnamon Biscuits AND Black Bean Soup with Italian Sausage! We LOVED the black bean soup and it will now become a staple in our house. More company arrives this weekend in the shape of my sister and her toddler and baby so I think the Chocolate Honey Cupcakes may be in order…..xox

  2. Monica I
    November 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Cheap? No way! We were raised to avoid wasting anything. Flavour comes from a bone… the good stuff!! on a soup hunt, freezing for my lazy future self.

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