Yes, this is one terrific dish from New Year's left over ham. It is the bone that does the trick. The sultry and earthy flavor of the ham does it good.
Here's the concoction:
left over bone from ham
500 grams of white beans (pre-soaked overnight)
1 pack tomato sauce
5 cloves of garlic
1 large onion diced
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
250 grams cabbage or pechay or both (125 grams of each kind)
1 tsp freshly milled black or white pepper
salt to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
Simmer beans in 4 cups water. Include ham bone. When the beans are done, set aside. In another pan, saute garlic, onion and tomato sauce in vegetable or olive oil. Add tomato sauce. Simmer for 1 minute and then add beans. Simmer for additional 5 minutes. Add oregano and black pepper. Salt to taste. Add the veggies when you are ready to eat. YUM!