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A Hearty Bean Soup

This is the bean soup I make after we have a whole ham for a family dinner. The ham bone is perfect for the beans.

  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 carrots, chopped in rounds
  • 1 very meaty ham hock
  • 11/2 pounds of assorted beans (Lima, pink, pinto, black and red) what ever you have or like
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp thyme (dry)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Add water to a 6 qt pan and add onions, celery, carrots and ham hock. Add beans that have been soaked overnight and cook for 4-5 hours until beans are tender.…

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