How to make it

  • Soak dry beans in water overnight
  • Drain
  • In large stock pan
  • Add bacon grease and saute ALL vegetables for about 5 mintues
  • Add water and bring to boil
  • Add tomatoe sauce and vinegar (if ham base is used, add now)
  • Add ham hock & shoulder
  • Add beans, and barley
  • Add all the seasonings (more to taste later)
  • After about 1-1/2 hours remove meat and cut up into small cubes and return to soup
  • Lower heat and simmer for atleast 3-4 hours to incorporate flavors
  • Add more water if too thick
  • ***I also add more smokey ham that I buy at store and cut up to add to soup, we like meat in the soup

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  • lilliancooks 6 years ago
    This sounds so good!I ♥ navy bean soup!I haven't had this soup in a long time. I hope I can get all the ingredients, because I would love to make it this winter.
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  • chriesi 7 years ago
    This sounds very tasty.
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  • linebb956 7 years ago
    Trying to figure how to cut it... there are only the 2 of us... Thats a lot of soup! It sure looks good..
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    Now this is a soup recipe, there is everything in this one one from A-Z. Great post Thanks.
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  • henrie 7 years ago
    Very good sounding soup, can hardly wait to try out your recipe, just waiting on some cooler weather here, going to be in the 90's again this week.
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  • image 7 years ago
    Sounds wonderful! Love soups for the winter! And I've been looking for a good bean soup. Thanks so much for sharing and yor timing is perfect.
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