Post by Chris in NM on Apr 11, 2009 8:20:23 GMT -6
Rainy Day Bean Soup
7 c. water 1 lb. dried navy beans - I used 1 lb. 6 oz. bag 2 c. cubed cooked smoked ham 1 sm. onion, chopped - I used a large one 2 carrots, finely chopped 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
Heat water and beans to boiling in Dutch oven, boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Add about 6 c. water to drained and rinsed beans. Stir in cubed ham, onion and carrots. Heat to boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer, skimming foam occasionally, until beans are tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Add water during cooking if necessary. Serves 4 - 6.
from Nancy's Kitchen
Note: I do the cooking in my crockpot. I cook on high for 6 hours and low for 2 - 4 hours.