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Friday, September 5

recipe friday


OLD FASHION BEAN SOUP


Ingredients

1 lb dry navy beans (soak overnight)
in a pinch, you can substitute cans of navy beans
2 qts water
1 lb meaty ham bone or pieces
Salt to taste
5 whole peppercorns or ½ tsp pepper
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
½ C chopped celery leaves
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
¾ tsp thyme

Directions

Place all ingredients (except beans) in Dutch oven and bring to boil. 
Simmer until vegetables are tender (20 minutes)
Add beans, cover and cook on low for 1 hour
Add water as needed to keep ingredients covered.