Lima Beans and Ham Soup

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and sort beans before adding to a pot of water and bringing to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Set aside to soak for 1 hour.
  • While beans are soaking, melt butter in large soup pot.
  • Saute onions, carrots, and celery for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add 8 cups water, bay leaf, salt and dash of pepper.
  • Add halved potatoes.
  • Drain lima beans and add to pot.
  • Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Add cubed ham during last half hour.
  • Mash the potato halves to thicken the stock.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
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