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Old 04-11-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I haven't tried the ham flavor (my local stores don't carry it), but the reviews say it's great in beans.
Use a ham bone or ham instead. Ham bouillon is an oxymoron.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Wherever you go, there you are
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We use all of the BTBs. Ham, low-sodium chicken, beef, seafood, veggie. It's all good - actually has FLAVOR, not just salt like the cubes. My MIL is a retired a chef (5 star restaurant) and that's all she uses. This woman knows how to cook.

I even augment my stocks made from meat on the bone (ham hocks/whole chickens). Just adds the bit of extra oomph. If you think about the price vs serving-size, it's not that expensive - and worth the money. One container will last a long time. A great trick we use is to throw a bit in rice along with the water while cooking. Adds a lot of flavor and super quick.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Y'all are convincing me to look for this stuff next time I go to the store!
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I keep the low-sodium chicken base on hand for when I don't have stock made (or not enough stock). I'll take a bunch of it and put it in a baggie, flatten it out, freeze it and then break off little chunks when I need some. Takes me about a year to go through a jar, so the price doesn't seem exorbitant.
Why do you freeze it? Why not just leave it in the jar in the fridge?
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Why do you freeze it? Why not just leave it in the jar in the fridge?
I just went and looked....it says it has a two year shelf-life if stored in the fridge...so no need for freezing it - unless it's the other posters preference. I don't think that would hurt it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Use a ham bone or ham instead. Ham bouillon is an oxymoron.
And if you have green beans and no ham? What is wrong with adding flavor through the use of bullion in the water to cook the beans in?
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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And if you have green beans and no ham? What is wrong with adding flavor through the use of bullion in the water to cook the beans in?
You can buy them already flavored in the can .
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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And if you have green beans and no ham? What is wrong with adding flavor through the use of bullion in the water to cook the beans in?
It's like having bacon bouillon. It just doesn't make any sense.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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Use a ham bone or ham instead. Ham bouillon is an oxymoron.

I don't buy ham much. It's very expensive to get a good one, and the last time I bought an inexpensive one and put it in some beans, it was terrible. The kids absolutely hated it when I just sliced it up and gave it a little fry in the skillet for a meal, also. Hubby and I ate it, but I have to admit it wasn't very good.

So there is a reasoning for ham bouillon.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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I don't buy ham much. It's very expensive to get a good one, and the last time I bought an inexpensive one and put it in some beans, it was terrible. The kids absolutely hated it when I just sliced it up and gave it a little fry in the skillet for a meal, also. Hubby and I ate it, but I have to admit it wasn't very good.

So there is a reasoning for ham bouillon.
Same here; we only like good hams, and they tend to be spendy. So we keep a bit of ham bouillon around for those occasions when we want ham-flavored something.
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