My Favorite Navy Bean Soup

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 meaty ham bone
1 inch onion chopped (or shredded with carrot food processor)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon tobasco sauce (I use cayenne pepper if I am out of tobas
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Sort and wash beans -
Add 6 cups water and soak beans overnight or 8 hours (I always forget to do this before I go to bed so I ended up simmering the beans per package instructions, takes about 2 - 2 1/2 hours)
Drain beans, add ham bone and cover with water
Cover, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour
Add remaining ingredients, simmer 1 hour until beans are tender
Remove bone
Chop ham and return meat to soup


You know that meaty ham bone you have in your freezer? The one left over from your Easter Ham back in April? Yeah, that one .... well, it has been 6 months and is now time to use that ham bone!! Time to make some Navy Bean Soup!

Fall is such soup weather! My Mom would make this wonderful Navy Bean Soup with the ham bone! So simple and so Yummy!

I serve this with a good beer bread .. super easy, heavy bread that only takes 1 hour and no yeast!


8 servings or more


Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 4:59am


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