There are signs of spring everywhere as the grass begins to turn greener and the daffodils begin to bloom. Still, there is a chill in the air and even threats of snow from the weatherman as winter tries to hang on. All that means I am not quite finished making soups to warm my body and nourish my soul.
Bean Soup does both of those things. A very simple soup with only a few ingredients, Bean Soup is packed with delicious flavors from the beans, vegetables and ham hock broth. I really like making this recipe when I want a bowl of soup that will fill me up but won’t me feel heavy like a full meal does.
This soup practically prepares itself. Once you cook the ham hocks and add the broth to a pot with the other ingredients you can turn it on low and forget about it for 30 to 45 minutes. To jazz up the soup I sometimes add a big buttered biscuit or a wedge of cornbread. No matter what you decide to do, I know you will enjoy this Bean Soup recipe. Spring may be here based on the calendar but winter has yet to say good-bye.