This is a creamy, smoky soup that doesn't take too much effort, because it uses canned beans. I took several bean soup recipies that use soaked beans, combined them and substituted canned beans. I tweaked and tested until it was the way I liked it. My family loves bean soup, but I'm not really a lover -- and even >I< like this version. It warms you up on a rainy, cold day.
NOTE: A smoked turkey leg works just as well as the smoked pork hocks and is a bit healthier.