For example, one is Holiday Soup Mix. It's a variety of beans and lentils with barley. The directions say to bring this mix and 2 quarts of water to a boil then add 2 ham hocks or one piece of ham, onion, tomatoes, and spices. Then simmer on a stove or in a crock pot.
Should I just add vegetable stock in place of the ham? If not, does anyone have other suggestions?