Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I got this out of the local paper to use the ham bone from New Years along with a few substitutions and revisions to come up with a very tasty bean soup.

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Directions

  1. Cooking time does not include soaking beans.
  2. Soak beans overnight.
  3. Rinse and drain beans. In a large pot, combine beans, ham, and water.
  4. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add onion and celery and saute until light brown.
  5. Stir onions into soup, add remaining ingredients.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, all day, or until beans are tender.
  7. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary.
  8. Remove ham hock (or bone) and bay leaves; when cool enough to handle remove and discard bay leaves, skin, bone and fat.
  9. Cut meat into small pieces and return to soup.
  10. Stir, mashing some of the beans with the back of the spoon to thicken soup.

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