It's Saturday and it’s a soup kind of day. This one will warm you up with Mexican flavors. It’s hearty, full of vegetables and meaty too. Feel free to add any vegetables you like. Enjoy!
Spanish Style Bean Soup
1 cup chopped lean ham
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic pods, chopped
4 medium potatoes, cut into small pieces
2 -15 oz cans Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
1 -15 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 1/2 quarts chicken stock, water or both
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
4 oz chopped spinach, kale, chard or other greens
Note: You can use pintos, Mexican red beans – any bean you may like. Also, you can use 1 teaspoon regular paprika with 1/4 teaspoon cayenne if you cannot find the hot smoked paprika.