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Old 12-25-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Help needed with bean soup

I have a big ham bone with plenty of meat on it and a bag of pinto beans that have been pre-soaked in the crock pot with an onion some garlic red bell pepper chicken stock salt and pepper and a bay leaf. My question is what herbs would go good with this? I did some googling and the only other thing I saw was mustard powder. Thoughts? I also am considering putting in some sazon (goya) into it to give it the rich earthy flavor, what do you guys think?


BTW, Merry Christmas

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Old 12-25-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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Good morning, Lefty, and Merry Christmas back at ya!

One thing you might consider is adding some chopped jalapenos to your soup. I put them in my black bean soup and they add a nice kick. I just use the jarred pickled ones. I serve it with a dollop of sour cream on top and chopped cooked bacon.

Nothin' like a nice big pot of soup that begins with a big ham hock! Hope your soup turns out tasty.
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Ive always put thyme in my bean soup. But on the other hand, being a veggie, I dont use a ham bone.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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Good morning, Lefty, and Merry Christmas back at ya!

One thing you might consider is adding some chopped jalapenos to your soup. I put them in my black bean soup and they add a nice kick. I just use the jarred pickled ones. I serve it with a dollop of sour cream on top and chopped cooked bacon.

Nothin' like a nice big pot of soup that begins with a big ham hock! Hope your soup turns out tasty.
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Ive always put thyme in my bean soup. But on the other hand, being a veggie, I dont use a ham bone.
I have some jalapenos around somewhere I think its a good idea.

I also thought of thyme. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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Alton Brown puts a tbsp. of miso paste in his split-pea soup recipe for some depth of flavor. DH likes it a lot (split-pea isn't my fave type of soup).
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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edit, I meant sofrito not sazon.
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Alton Brown puts a tbsp. of miso paste in his split-pea soup recipe for some depth of flavor. DH likes it a lot (split-pea isn't my fave type of soup).
I just had to google that. Fermented soy bean paste. Sounds interesting though I don't have it on hand.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #8
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When I make bean soup, I add a can of stewed tomato, bay leaf, carrot, celery, onion, thyme, S & P.
I made pea soup last week, came out Yummy!
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edit, I meant sofrito not sazon.

Definately, sofrito. Also, I add a small dash of ground clove.
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Definately, sofrito. Also, I add a small dash of ground clove.
I love adding sofrito to beans and soups. I add sazon to rice to give it a nice color and great flavor.
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