We had this at friends of our house the other night. It was great! Not for the pups though.
HAM & BLACK BEAN SOUP
In a large pot, cover ham bone with water (about 12 cups).
Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours.
Allow to cool and strain broth into two 8 cup containers.
Each container of broth will make a large pot of soup.
Cool in fridge overnight, skim off fat. Freeze one container for later use, or make two big pots of soup and then freeze.
1 c diced onion
1 T olive oil
1 container of broth
1/2 t pepper
1 c pearl barley
1 T roasted garlic
2 vegetable bullion cubes
2 c cubed cooked, diced ham
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Tabasco sauce to taste
Heat oil, cook onion until clear.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Simmer one hour.