I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Do you ever feel like we do so much to get ready for the BIG day and then it’s over. I don’t want it to be over. We still have our decorations up. The New Year is such a time for changes, so I think the twinkling lights add something magical to that.
So, now that Christmas is over, what do you do with your ham? Oh, you didn’t have ham?
Well, we did and I can’t let that bone go to waist. I also got an Instant Pot for Christmas so I’m excited to cook something in it!
Do you have an Instant Pot? I have a confession to make. It has taken me three years to finally make the decision that I needed one. I’m the “From scratch” girl that cooks in dutch ovens. Why on earth do I need an Instant Pot? Well, when I found out this thing can make bone broth in 45 minutes and I can “can” a few jars, I was sold. Plus, on those nights that we get home late, I can get a meal on the table in less than thirty minutes.
I’m pretty sure you can fix just about anything in this thing, right?
My ham and bean soup is so easy to make and only has a few simple ingredients.
Simple Ham and Bean Soup
1 Ham Bone
2 cups of mixed beans (I used a 15 bean mix)
5 cups of Chicken Broth
1 Onion chopped
3 Carrots chopped
2-3 Bay Leaves
Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
Parsley (for garnish)
1. Rinse beans and soak overnight. Rinse and discard any broken pieces.
2. Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot. Put lid on and then press the “Bean” button. Make sure you do a natural seal.
3. Cook for 28 minutes
4. Once the steam as been released, remove the bone and the bay leaves
5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with a yummy pan of cornbread.
Note: If you are using a slow-cooker or dutch oven, this will take about 6 hours to cook on HIGH. After three hours, add the carrots so they don’t get too mushy.
My Instant Pot – 6 Quart Duo Plus. The features of this one are Broth, Beans, Meat, Cake, Eggs, Slow Cook, Saute, Rice, Multi-grain, Porridge, Steam, Sterilize, Yogurt and Pressure Cook. Wow, does this thing do a lot! I’m actually wondering what I ever did without it LOL.
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