Beef brisket and a ham hock make this hearty diabetic soup a main dish that needs no sides. It would also be tasty with biscuits or cornbread.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 6-quart Dutch oven, combine beans and the 6 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or place beans in 6 cups water in pan. Cover and let soak in a cool place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.) Drain and rinse beans.

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  • Return beans to Dutch oven. Add the 8 cups water, the wine or broth, sweet pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, and chile pepper. Bring to boiling; add beef brisket and ham hock. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until beans and meat are tender. Remove ham hock; set aside to cool. Mash beans slightly. Add potato to bean mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes more or until potato is tender. When ham is cool enough to handle, cut meat from bone; discard bone. Cut ham into bite-size pieces; stir into bean mixture. Stir in salt and black pepper.

Tips

Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 up to 2 days ahead. Cover and chill up to 48 hours. Continue as directed from Step 4.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 23.5g 47% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; dietary fiber 12.4g 50% DV; sugars 4g; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 35.1mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 163.5IU 3% DV; vitamin c 18.6mg 31% DV; folate 188.9mcg 47% DV; calcium 94.8mg 10% DV; iron 4.7mg 26% DV; magnesium 79.5mg 28% DV; potassium 838.3mg 24% DV; sodium 456.6mg 18% DV.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2019
I could not find a ham hock or 1lb of brisket at my grocery store so I used smoked heck cut ham and stew meat(beef). The soup was very good even my picky toddler gobbled it down. Read More
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