With two kinds of pork, how can this be anything but awesome. I was never a Navy Bean Soup person... I had a bad recipe! My hubby loves Navy Bean Soup, so I came up with my own recipe... he LOVED it and told me I HAD to write it down so I could make it again. This uses the quick-soak method for the beans, which I believe gives the best consistency to the final product. I hope you enjoy as much as we do, I converted myself to a Navy Bean Soup Eater!