"On a recent trip to Paris I ordered the special at Le Cafe Marguerite. After sightseeing in the freezing rain, we needed something warm. I got a delicious dish of boiled ham, salami, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots.
I love ham bean soup and make it quite a bit in the cold months. I dress up my normal recipe with salami and cabbage.
I love adding turnip, potato, carrot and zucchini, too. This a great recipe to play with.
The result is quite delicious. Enjoy."
Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add ham steak, celery, salami, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add beans, chicken stock, cabbage, and ham stock. Stir in hot sauce and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Uncover and cook to desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes more. Add spinach and savory; season with salt.