Posted by: Jim E | April 8, 2010

Bean Soup Recipe…

I posted last night a recipe for the Three Milk Cake…Tres Leches (with the whipped cream on the top of the cake, that makes 4 milks)…that recipe was for your Cinco de Mayo celebration…or maybe just to have it for desert sometime…

I mentioned the Bean soup Judie made from the ham bone we had left from Easter…and someone commented that they wanted the recipe…there are all kinds of recipes…and most are very much alike…but here goes…you can add or subtract what you see fit to do…

Ingredients: 2 pounds of dry navy beans (we only used 1 bag, about 1.4 pounds), 4 quarts of water and left over ham bone (plus some ham on that bone) or 1-2 ham hocks…1/4 cup of butter, 1 medium onion, chopped…4 stocks of celery, chopped…4 carrots, shredded…salt and pepper…other herbs if you like (bay leaf, etc.)…

Directions: Place beans in a stockpot, cover with water and let stand overnight…the next day drain water from beans…add 4 quarts of fresh water, enough to cover beans and ham bone…add ham bone or hocks to water…simmer for 3 hours…take out bone…in a small skillet melt butter, add onion and celery, saute until done…add onions and celery to the beans and ham…add shredded carrots as well…

When beans are done…remove 2 cups of the bean mixture, puree in a blender and return to the soup…season the soup with salt and pepper and other seasonings, to taste…enjoy…we did!!!…

You of course will have to take out the bone from the soup…but what you will have left is a mixture that is looks very much like Campbell’s bean and bacon soup…but it will be home made and so, even better…

Served with crackers or much better with a homemade or good bakery bread or baguette…it is a little bit of heaven…

So there you have it…I don’t think I left anything out of importance…and you can change whatever you like of course…but it was a very good soup…in fact there is a little left in the ‘frig…and that is what is good about this or any other homemade soup…it is good for leftovers…and will stay good in the refrigerator for a few days…or you can freeze it…all good news about soup…and good for you too…bon appetit…



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  1. Thanks Jim for the recipe for Bean soup. I will try yours as it sounds much better than mine. And I am sure I will enjoy


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