Looking for a new twist on ham soup? Our ham soup recipe features smoked ham hocks, canned white hominy, tomatoes, green pepper and onion with a little ancho chili powder for spicy flair. Packed with protein and low in calories, this delightfully different ham hock soup is a satisfying and healthy way to spice up your winter dinners.
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- In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 7 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in ancho powder. Add ham hocks, water and salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 1½ hours. Discard bones.
- Add tomatoes and hominy, and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stir in ham and cook to heat through. Serve with lime wedges.