Winter Navy Bean Soup

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins




  • Place navy beans in large saucepan, add enough water to cover beans.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour (Or, cover beans with water and soak overnight).
  • Drain beans and return to saucepan.
  • Stir in 2 1/2 cups water, salt pork, onion, oregano, salt, ginger, sage and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • (If necessary, add more water during cooking).
  • Add milk and butter, stirring until mixture is heated through and butter is melted.
  • Season with additinal salt and pepper.
  • I have made this soup with a leftover ham bone with a little meat left on it instead of the salt pork or chopped ham.
  • Place the ham bone in the pot before bringing to a boil and remove after the 2 1/2 hours of simmering, scrape and chop any meat left on the bone into the soup.
  • Discard bone.