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Hearty Bean Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Hearty Bean Soup, by , is from The Vold Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Janice Vold
Added: Saturday, February 23, 2008


1 lb. dry navy beans
8 c. water
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. sliced carrots
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. chopped basil
2 tbsp. chopped oregano
1 lb. ham hocks or 1 ham bone

Soak beans overnight; drain. Combine all ingredients except basil and oregano in large pot. Cook 5-6 hours at medium-low setting. Remove ham bone or ham hocks. Trim off meat and add to soup with basil and oregano. Cook 10-15 min. and serve.




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