Red Bean Soup

This came from a Cajun Cookbook that my friend had loaned to me. The prep. time does not include soaking the beans overnight.

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2hrs 35mins
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directions

  • Put the beans in a saucepan, cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 10 minutes and drain.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a dutch oven or very large saucepan and cook the onion, garlic, celery and carrot, covered, until softened.
  • Add the beans, ham, ham bone, water, worcestershire sauce, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours or until beans are very soft.
  • Discard the ham bone.
  • Scoop out the chunks of ham and reserve.
  • Press the soup through a fine sieve and return it to the saucepan.
  • Discard the solids in the sieve.
  • Cut the chunks of ham into small dice and add to the soup.
  • Reheat, and taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Serve hot, sprinkled with a little parsley.
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"This came from a Cajun Cookbook that my friend had loaned to me. The prep. time does not include soaking the beans overnight."
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  1. onlyonecannoli
    Best tasting bean soup I’ve ever made. Just a few minor adjustments, used ham hocks as ham bone not available. Used part beef broth. Also did not strain through sieve, preferred chunky. I think the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice kicked up the flavor.
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  2. Gingerbear
    This came from a Cajun Cookbook that my friend had loaned to me. The prep. time does not include soaking the beans overnight.
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