Pink Bean Soup

Recipe by Chattes
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the beans, checking for stones and debris.
  • Soak beans overnight.
  • Saute bacon until crisp, drain.
  • Add carrots, celery, onions and garlic to bacon grease.
  • Saute 5-10minutes.
  • Drain beans.
  • Put in bean soup pot along with carrots, celery, onions and garlic.
  • Add the cooked bacon.
  • Add the ham hock, tomato sauce and water.
  • Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 2 1/2 hours until beans are soft.
  • Remove the ham hock and pull the meat from the bone.
  • Chop and return meat to the soup.
  • Remove 1/4th to 1/3rd of the beans, mash or puree.
  • Return to pot and simmer another 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Skim off unwanted grease.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve.
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