Leek And Butterbean Soup With Ham

Leek And Butterbean Soup With Ham

The potatoes have been replaced with butter beans, which, when pureed with the leeks really does give the soup a creamy consistency without the addition of any cream or butter! Amazing!

Ingredients

  • 2 Persons
  • 4 Persons
  • 6 Persons

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

3 medium leeks

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A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

1 package of mushrooms (I used baby bellas but you can use whatever kind you happen to have around)

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Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. In developed countries, chickens are usually subject to intensive farming methods.

3 1/2 cup chicken stock

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Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.

2 15oz cans of butterbeans (Drained and rinsed)

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Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

2 cloves garlic

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Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

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Ham is pork that has been preserved through salting, smoking, or wet curing. It was traditionally made only from the hind leg of swine, and referred to that specific cut of pork.

2 1/2 cups ham, cubed or diced

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

Salt and pepper to taste (I found that it needed a good amount of salt, probably about 3/4 tablespoon)

6 medium leeks

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

6 medium leeks

2 package of mushrooms (I used baby bellas but you can use whatever kind you happen to have around)

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A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

2 package of mushrooms (I used baby bellas but you can use whatever kind you happen to have around)

6 1/2 cup chicken stock

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Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. In developed countries, chickens are usually subject to intensive farming methods.

6 1/2 cup chicken stock

4 30oz cans of butterbeans (Drained and rinsed)

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Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.

4 30oz cans of butterbeans (Drained and rinsed)

4 cloves garlic

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Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

4 cloves garlic

3-4 tablespoons olive oil

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Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

3-4 tablespoons olive oil

4 1/2 cups ham, cubed or diced

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Ham is pork that has been preserved through salting, smoking, or wet curing. It was traditionally made only from the hind leg of swine, and referred to that specific cut of pork.

4 1/2 cups ham, cubed or diced

Salt and pepper to taste (I found that it needed a good amount of salt, probably about 3/4 tablespoon)

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

Salt and pepper to taste (I found that it needed a good amount of salt, probably about 3/4 tablespoon)

9 medium leeks

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

9 medium leeks

3 package of mushrooms (I used baby bellas but you can use whatever kind you happen to have around)

Ingredient Image

A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

3 package of mushrooms (I used baby bellas but you can use whatever kind you happen to have around)

9 1/2 cup chicken stock

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Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. In developed countries, chickens are usually subject to intensive farming methods.

9 1/2 cup chicken stock

6 45oz cans of butterbeans (Drained and rinsed)

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Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.

6 45oz cans of butterbeans (Drained and rinsed)

6 cloves garlic

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Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

6 cloves garlic

5-6 tablespoons olive oil

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Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

5-6 tablespoons olive oil

6 1/2 cups ham, cubed or diced

Ingredient Image

Ham is pork that has been preserved through salting, smoking, or wet curing. It was traditionally made only from the hind leg of swine, and referred to that specific cut of pork.

6 1/2 cups ham, cubed or diced

Salt and pepper to taste (I found that it needed a good amount of salt, probably about 3/4 tablespoon)

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

Salt and pepper to taste (I found that it needed a good amount of salt, probably about 3/4 tablespoon)

Directions

Serving Suggestion

  • To roast the garlic, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the cloves from the papery outside and rub with a little olive oil. Wrap them in foil and seal up the sides (make a little foil pouch). Roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Alternatively, you can roast an entire head of garlic and save the rest for another recipe. To roast the entire head, use a sharp knife to cut the top of the garlic off. Brush with a good amount of olive oil. Wrap in foil pouch and roast 45-60 minutes. Garlic should be soft enough to be squeezed out of wrapper.