Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time to bring out the slow cookers and crock-pots!

Have a lot of beans stored in your pantry? Need something hot for those cold Winter months? Here is an amazing recipe!

Bean Soup with Ham

1 pkg. dry Northern beans
8 C. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. carrots, diced
1 C. celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 bay leaves
2 C. ham, diced
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper

Rinse beans thoroughly, removing any stones or bad beans.
Place water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add salt and beans and cover with lid. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

Return to high heat and add remaining ingredients, except ham. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 hours, or until beans are tender.
Stir in ham and simmer for 30 more minutes. At this point the soup should have thickened a bit. Add more white pepper and salt as needed. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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