Senate Navy Bean Soup

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READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 2 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash beans, drain then soak in large pot.
  • For quick soak method combine beans & 6 cups water. Heat to boiling; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover, let stand 1 hour OR.
  • Soak beans overnight.
  • In large frypan melt butter, saute celery, onion and garlic until tender.
  • Drain beans, reserve liquid.
  • Into saucepan add beans, reserved liquid and enough water to make 10 cups, ham bone or hock, salt and pepper plus saute veggies from frypan.
  • Heat to boiling, reduce to low.
  • Cover and simmer 3 hours or until beans are tender and soup thickens.
  • Remove meat from bone and add to soup.
  • Remove a cup or two of beans, mash and return to make a thicker soup if desired.
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