Ham and Bean Soup3 cups great northern beans or the small white ones
about 3 quarts water
1 - 4 lb of left over ham or ham hocks, or bacon,
1 large onion - chopped or dehydrated onions
1 1/2 c. carrots, chopped up
1 c. chopped celery
3 med. sized potatoes - peeled & diced, any kind
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper1 bay leaf
about 1 t. garlic, minced or pd.
1/2 t. rosemary
|Fresh from the garden!|
|Frying the bacon up!|
Using canned or jarred great white beans or navy or small white beans:
Put enough water to cover ham bone to a boil,Add bay leaf,
Turn down after starts to boil and simmer for about 4 hours
Cut up onions and celery, fry till a bit soft
Add to the pot after its been cooked for the 4 hours
Also add potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic
Bring to a boil again, and boil for about 7-10 min. till carrots are soft
When almost time to eat, about an hour before or so, add the beans, from jar or can. Bring to a boil again, turn down and simmer for about 30 min.
Take out bay leaf and eat!Great served with nice fresh rolls or some nice Italian or french bread!