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 10 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 10 years ago
    This sounds very tasty.
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  • linebb956 10 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 10 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 10 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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