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Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Greta Frankln
Added: Sunday, September 7, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 Cups water
1 lb. Great Northern beans or Navy beans
2 Cups cubed ham
1 Ham bone [optional]
1/2 Cup chopped onions
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
1 carrot
1 rib celery
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Bring water and beans to a boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Stir in ham, ham bone, pepper, bay leaf, carrot and celery. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until beans are tender (skim foam from top), about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. If soup gets too thick you can thin it with a little water. Remove the ham bone (if used) and trim meat from bone. Return meat to soup add salt and simmer for about 15 minutes. Then remove bay leaf.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Beans will cook up fast so watch that they don't get mushy. You can either reduce the cooking time or don't soak them for the full hour.
EXCELLENT SOUP

 

 

 

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