Friday, February 27, 2009

Navy Bean Soup

I'm back after a brief hiatus. Things have been busy for the Soup's lately. We are in a new routine and hopefully, I can get back to writing on a regular basis again.

This is incredibly comforting - serve with a splash of Tabasco, and a grilled cheese sandwich.

1 lb. dry navy beans
1 ham bone with meat (my store had ham shanks - they were perfect for this)

Soak beans overnight in 3 quarts water. Drain. In a large soup pot put ham bone and beans. Add 2 quarts cold water and simmer for 2 hours.

4 c. mashed potatoes, minimum (more makes soup thicker)
3 med. onions, chopped
2 garlic buds, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Simmer all for 1 hour more.

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