Mrs. Potter's 5-Star Bean Soup

Recipe by Jezski
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cover beans with 6 cups boiling water, let stand overnight. Or bring to a boil and let sit for 1 hour before using.
  • Trim some fat from ham, melt in large kettle. Add veggies and saute 20 minutes, remove and set aside.
  • Pour beans and liquid into kettle, add ham and additional 5 cups boiling water. Cover, simmer 2-3 hours.
  • Remove ham, dice lean meat and stir into beans, along with sauteed veggies, tomatoes and sliced sausages.
  • Add macaroni, simmer until done.
  • Cooking Tip: IF USING HAM HOCKS, 2 smoked ham shanks makes it too salty, use only one.
  • Cooking Tip: Salting the COOKING water makes the beans mealy, but salting the SOAKING water makes the skins more tender but also less likely to break.
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