Don't throw away that leftover Ham Bone!! Use it to create this great & flavor filled stock! Even better in 15 Bean & Ham Soup *recipe here. ~Enjoy! Diane
1 large, meaty ham bone
2 quarts water, plus 2 cups
1 large onion, peel left on, chopped in quarters
3 large carrots, cut in 1/2
3 celery stalks, cut in 1/2
2 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
2 tsp course-ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic, minced
2-3 tsp chili powder
1 Bay leaf, *optional
Place all ingredients in a large 6 quart slow-cooker on High, cook for 6-8 hours, or until ham is falling off the bone, Discard all solids and ham bone. Remove fat from liquid/stock using a fat separator.
Refrigerate or Freeze stock until ready to use.
Recipe Adapted from: Self Proclaimed Foodie
Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home