Old Fashioned Bean Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by CJAY8248

From my collection of handwritten recipes 1970-1984. Note: Overnight soaking time is not included. Cook time is estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash, sort and soak beans in water to cover overnight.
  2. Drain water and cover with 5 cups cold water.
  3. Cook in covered pot over low flame.
  4. Meantime fry salt pork until crisp, saute onions in pork fat until transparent.
  5. Drain and hold.
  6. When beans are nearly done, add pork, onions, bouillon, bay leaf, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Simmer very slowly until beans can be crushed easily between fingers.

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