I love soup…actually correction I adore soup. There is just something so comforting about a warm bowl of tasty goodies that play well with each other. I also love fall. It is my favorite time of the year and it is on the horizon as we speak. There are so many great things about the season and the food that goes along with the season.
“Soup is cuisines kindest course” Virginia Woolf
Have you tried any of my other delicious soups? Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup, French Onion Soup and Sausage Penne Soup are just a few family favorites. There are so many options for great soup and so little time. This flavor packed 30 Minute Ham Bean and Rice Soup is a time savor and can be completed in 30 minutes including simmering time.
“Even with my wife, I find sharing soup is hard” Wallace Shawn
This 30 Minute Ham Bean and Rice Soup combines ham steak, black beans, onions, garlic, green pepper and rice into an amazing taste experience. It is delicious and quick to put together making it a perfect week night choice.
“Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.” – Marge Kennedy
You can find this and lots other fun soup quotes at BrainyQuote! I just love all those fun quotes!
So what are you waiting for? Dust off that heavy stockpot or dutch oven and make this awesome 30 Minute Ham Bean and Rice Soup for your loved ones. They will be singing your accolades.
“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living. For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish.” Louis P. De Gouy
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 lb ham steak cut into bite size pieces
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup Kansas City style barbecue sauce
- 3/4 cup instant rice
- 2 tablespoons butter melted (optional)
- 2 tablespoons flour (optional)
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in heavy stock pot or dutch oven. Add onion and green pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add ham and cook for additional 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, barbecue sauce and rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
- (Optional) Whisk melted butter and flour together. Whisk into soup 1 tablespoon at a time and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
The last step of making a roux is optional. If you like your soup thicker than you will want to do this step. If you don't mind it a little thinner skip this step and save the added calories.
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