Navy Bean Soup2013-05-13
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- Servings : 6 to 8
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 2:000 h
- Ready In : 2:20 h
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat61
Navy bean soup (or white bean soup recipe as it is sometimes called) is one of our tastiest soup recipes.
It is a very traditional soup, mostly using simple ingredients that you have on hand in your kitchen, yet it can’t be beat for great flavor.
Navy Bean Soup
- 1 pound navy beans (or 1 large can of navy beans)
- 2 1/2 quarts water
- 1/4 cup diced salt pork
- 3/4 cup carrots, diced
- 3/4 cup onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup celery, chopped
- 3/4 cup raw potato, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 small piece of bay leaf
- 2 whole cloves
- salt and pepper
- 1 ham bone
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Soak dried navy beans (or other white beans if desired) in the 2 1/2 quarts of water overnight. Discard the soaking water.
When ready to make the soup, fry the salt pork in a stock pot. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and potato. Lightly sauté until soft but not brown. Add the seasonings and ham bone.
Cover and bring to a boil slowly. Reduce heat once it boils and simmer gently for about 2 hours. Remove the ham bone and set it aside. Remove any meat on the ham bone, dice and add to the soup. Add the seasonings and simmer gently for a few minutes. Serve topped with chopped parsley.
- This recipe calls for a ham bone, but you can substitute 4 ounces of chopped ham. The ham bone gives this soup a wonderful flavor and is a great use for the leftover ham bone.
- Leave the ham out totally for a vegetarian bean soup recipe. It really is tastier with the ham though.
The recipe calls for a ham bone and this bean soup is a terrific recipe for using up a leftover ham bone.
You don’t have to wait to have a ham bone on hand to enjoy this recipe though. Just substitute 4 to 6 ounces of chopped ham.
The ham bone does give the soup a wonderful rich flavor though, so if you have the ham bone, use it.
You can make this soup vegetarian simply by leaving any of the meat out. I do think in this case that the ham does add extra flavor, but you can certainly make it a good vegetarain soup too.
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