World's Best Bean Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

This is from Oneota Community Food Coop in Decorah Iowa. I picked it up with a bad of bulk mixed beans. I posted a photo of the bean mixture so you could see all the different beans and grains in it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the beans and place in a Dutch oven.
  2. Cover with water and soak overnight.
  3. Drain the beans and add the water, ham hock, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Simmer 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove ham hock from the soup.
  9. Remove from bone, chop and return meat to the soup.
  10. Serve with your favorite homemade bread.

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