Amish Style Ham and Bean Soup
AMISH STYLE HAM AND BEAN SOUP
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 carrots, small dice
1 small onion, diced
2 cups diced ham
1 smoked ham hock
48 ounces precooked northern white beans
2-3 cup chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Malt vinegar, optional
Add olive oil to 5 quart stock pot and cook carrots and onions until soft. Make sure not to brown the vegetables you just want to them to soften.
Add ham and cook for a few minutes on medium low heat.
Add ham hock and pour beans with juice into the pot.
Add 2-3 cups chicken stock to pot. You want the stock to cover the beans by about 2 inches. Some of the stock will cook down while heating up the soup.
Cook the soup on medium low heat until it's warm and cooked down a bit, about 30 minutes. Season with desired amount of salt and pepper.
Optional - When serving top with a few shakes of malt vinegar.