Bills Navy Bean SoupFrom oldgringo 9 years ago
- 1 lb dried navy beans shopping list
- 8 cups water shopping list
- 3/4 cup diced celery shopping list
- 3/4 cup diced carrots shopping list
- 1/2 cup diced onion shopping list
- 1 ham bone with cooked meat shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon fine ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 3 tablespoons butter shopping list
- 3 tablespoons flour shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce; sauce as you serve shopping list
How to make it
- General Instructions for dried legumes:
- Dried legumes (beans and peas) may be prepared by the Rapid Boiling Method or the Overnight Soaking Method. In either case the legumes are first: picked, rinsed and drained.
- The Rapid Boiling Method involves picking, washing and draining the legumes; adding water until the level is 2 inches over the top of the legumes; bringing the legumes to a full rolling boil for 2 minutes; removing from the heat, covering and allowing to the legumes to hydrate for 1 hour.
- The Overnight Soaking Method involves picking, washing and draining the legumes, adding water until the level is 2 inches over the tops of the legumes; covering the legumes and allowing the legumes to hydrate overnight.
- Use the hydrated legumes in the recipe as directed.
- Preparation of the soup:
- Dice celery, carrots and onions. Add vegetables, ham bone and black pepper to beans.
- Cook the beans until they are soft and falling apart.
- Remove ham bones and meat and set aside to cool.
- Remove meat from bones and cut meat into half-inch pieces.
- Put 2 cups of the soup into a blender along with the butter and flour and puree. Pour this puree back in pan. Puree more of the soup if you prefer a smoother texture or leave some of the beans whole.
- Add the chopped ham pieces back into the soup. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until soup is slightly thickened.
- Stir in the salt* and sprinkled with a few drops of hot pepper sauce just before serving.
- *Note: The salt is always added to the beans after the skins on the beans are cooked and soft. This prevents the beans being tough