Ham & Bean Soup
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
3 quarts water
1 - 3 to 4 lb. meaty ham end or several ham hocks
1 large onion - chopped
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 to 3 medium potatoes - peeled & diced
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Rinse beans. Combine beans and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 2 hours. Drain, then rinse beans. Add 3 quarts fresh water, ham & remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 hours or until beans are tender. Remove ham from bone; discard all bone and excess fat Chop ham and return to pot. Cook an additional 1/2 hour before serving.