Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This came from a Cajun Cookbook that my friend had loaned to me. The prep. time does not include soaking the beans overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the beans in a saucepan, cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for 10 minutes and drain.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in a dutch oven or very large saucepan and cook the onion, garlic, celery and carrot, covered, until softened.
  5. Add the beans, ham, ham bone, water, worcestershire sauce, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours or until beans are very soft.
  7. Discard the ham bone.
  8. Scoop out the chunks of ham and reserve.
  9. Press the soup through a fine sieve and return it to the saucepan.
  10. Discard the solids in the sieve.
  11. Cut the chunks of ham into small dice and add to the soup.
  12. Reheat, and taste and adjust the seasonings.
  13. Serve hot, sprinkled with a little parsley.

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