Have you ever been guilty of slipping the ham bone into the trash (and making sure nobody saw you?) I admit I’ve done that a few times, but I was raised to never waste ANYthing that could be used. My mother taught me that time is your friend when trying to get every meaty scrap off a ham bone.
Usually a good week or two goes by before I am even the least bit motivated to deal with a ham bone after Christmas. This year I was early - I had my HoneyBaked Ham bone made into this hearty soup by New Year’s Eve.
To dilute the salty broth, you can add more water without losing flavor. Depending on how well your ham bone was trimmed, you may need to skim off a layer of fat after cooking.
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