My Ham and Bean Soup

2 cups fully cooked ham or smoked pork loin, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (spicy)
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
salt and pepper, to taste
parsley for garnish

In a soup pot saute the ham, onion, and garlic until the onion is tender. Add the next seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and boil another 20 minutes. (I did this to reduce some of the liquid. I wanted it just a little less “soupy”). Serve topped with parsley.

I found the recipe for these corn dog muffins in the “Cooking with 5 Ingredients” cookbook. After my 5 ingredient challenge, I am lovin’ that cookbook! If your kids don’t eat the soup, they will eat these! I enjoyed them too…with my soup and then again as a midnight snack. I warmed em’ up and topped with ketchup and mustard, just like a real corn dog.