Never throw away the bone mom would say it makes great soup! That it does especially ham bone. I just love how easy this is you will too! Put everything in the pot and slow cook it in a slow cooker all day or get that big deep pot out and simmer on top of stove for around 3 hours, the meat fall off the bone and you have the best of all comfort food here.
Ham Cabbage and Potatoes Recipe
1 leftover ham bone with meat still on it (or keep some leftover meat for the soup from your Holiday ham leftovers)
Note: you can store the leftover bone and meat in the freezer until your ready to make the soup.
4 or 5 peeled and largely cubed potatoes
1 large head of curly cabbage cut in halves and cored
1 large pan of water (5 quarts) or use a 7 quart slow cooker on high for 6 to 8 hours
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
4 cloves peeled whole garlic
Optional: you can add celery, carrots and onions if you like I don't add onions just celery and carrots around 1 cup of each
Place everything in the pan and fill the pan with water leaving around 3 inches from the top.
Slow cook on low heat for around 3 hours on top of stove or use slow cooker for 6 to 8 on high. Cook until the meat falls off the bone and the cabbage is fork tender.
Add salt, pepper to taste again if needed.