I had a lovely spiral ham for Christmas Eve dinner and was left over with a large bone, which I tossed into the freezer so I could make something with it later. So here comes my Vegetable Ham-Bone Soup from the slow cooker. The flavour of the ham and peas is rich and comforting, well worth the wait!
1 1/2 cups of dried yellow peas, rinsed in cold water
1 meaty ham bone
3 good sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 stalks of celery, diced
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 to 2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
freshly ground pepper
- In a 6 qrt. slow cooker, place all ingredients, pour water in until the ham bone is completely covered.
- Cover and heat at setting #3 for 8 to 10 hours. Remove the ham bone (it will be soft and fall apart). Enjoy!