How to make it

  • Place beans in large saucepan and cover with cold water by about 2 inches. Bring to boil and lower the heat to simmer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid.
  • In large soup pot or dutch oven combine beans, herbs, ham, onion, carrot and garlic with water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat so soup is at a low simmer. Cook until the beans and hocks (or meat on bone) are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn off heat and remove hocks, cool slightly. Remove meat and discard fat, skin and bones. Cut into small cubes.
  • Remove herbs
  • Puree 3 cups of bean mixture in blender and add back to soup with meat.
  • Heat soup and add salt & pepper to taste.

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  • petunia97 9 years ago
    this sounds great! I love this recipe.
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