Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup And Corn Bread
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  • 3 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
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Use a meaty ham bone or ham hocks for this tasty bean soup. Paired with celery, onions, parsley, garlic, potatoes and some spices, this bean soup with ham delivers an extra delicious taste. Stock up during a cold day with this easy recipe!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ​navy beans (or great northern beans, dried; washed and drained)
  • 1 meaty ham bone (or 2 smoked ham hocks)
  • 3 medium potatoes (cooked and mashed)
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh, chopped)
  • 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Cover beans with water and bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 to 2 hours. Drain bean liquid into a bowl; measure and add enough water or broth to make 2 quarts; pour back into beans.
  2. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, or until beans are very tender. Add ham bone, potatoes, onions, celery, parsley, and garlic, and continue to simmer for another hour. Remove ham bone and cut up meat; return to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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