Mom's Friendship Soup

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Total Time
13hrs 30mins
Prep
9 hrs
Cook
4 hrs 30 mins

Hearty, comfort food for a cold night or when gathering with friends for a night of fun, food & fellowship.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash beans, add water to cover plus 1 TB salt& soak overnight.
  2. Next morning, drain& add 3 quarts water, 2 hamhocks, 2 bay leaves& thyme.
  3. Cook 3 hours covered, then add tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, chicken, salt& pepper.
  4. Simmer 1 hour, then remove chicken& hamhocks, debone.
  5. Discard bones, fat& skin.
  6. Return chicken& ham, cut in small pieces, to soup pot.
  7. Add Kielbasa sausage, cut in thin slices,& parsley.
  8. Cook till sausage is done.
  9. Add water as needed-- Stir bottom often to avoid burning.
  10. Enjoy!