Ham & Bean Soup

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Serving: Makes 8 servings.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 to 38 Minutes

Now that you’ve cooked your famous holiday ham, washed the mound of dishes and said goodbye to the relatives, what do you do with the leftovers? Put them to good use with this easy and delicious soup recipe.

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1. In a large skillet, add bacon in a single layer; place for medium heat and cook for 5 minutes per side or until cooked through and crispy. Remove from skillet with tongs and place on a paper-towel-lined plate; set aside.
2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease from skillet and place back over medium heat. Add butter, onion, celery, carrots and garlic and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, add cooked vegetables, ham, vegetable stock, both beans, basil, thyme and salt and pepper to taste and place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through.
4. Serve in bowls topped with bacon slices.
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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories: 234 (Calories from Fat: 72)
Total Fat: 8g (Saturated Fat: 3g)
Protein: 16g
Total Carbohydrates: 24g (Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 2g)
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 764mg