Ham & Bean Soup is a perfect way to enjoy that leftover ham bone from the holiday meal. The Instant Pot is a perfect way to cook beans and ham together in a quick easy manner, without a lot of fuss. This wonderful hearty yet is still healthy soup for those cold winters day. In just about 90 minutes or less you can be enjoying this classic homemade soup.
This recipe used my wonderful ham bone from Smoked Root Beer Ham. The smoky flavors that infused into beans from this ham bone is outstanding.
Selecting right beans:
Choosing the right beans can be very confusing, making the right choice is simple task knowing about dry beans. The Northern Bean is wonderful larger white bean packed with fiber and has lots of good carbohydrates and some protein. When these beans are cooked properly they are larger then navy pea bean and have nice meaty texture. So these beans are perfect for hearty soups, baked beans and alternative protein sources. Using dry beans rather than canned cooked beans gives more natural and flavorful bean. Canned beans often have more processed taste, the only benefit is time saving. Using the instant pot makes all the right reason to use dry Northern Beans because high pressure steam cuts time by almost two third.