How to make it

  • Soak beans in hot water for about 20 minutes, drain and set aside
  • Cut up the ribs into small pieces (1/4"), remove any excess fat (I save the fat for use in sauces, rice, etc. for flavor). Save the rib bones
  • In large 8 quart pan, add 6 tbsp olive oil, add chopped rib meat and saute for about 10 minutes
  • Add beef broth and ham hocks. I used enough water to fill pot about 3/4 full
  • On large baking sheet, add all chopped vegetables and spread 2 tbsp olive oil over the veggies, Bake in a 400 oven for about 5 minutes and toss them around to mix up (be sure not to burn them)
  • Add pan of veggies to stock pot and add drained beans,
  • Bring to boil and add seasonings.
  • Add rib bones for flavor
  • Cover and simmer for about 3 hours, till beans are tender
  • Remove ham hocks and chop meat up and return to pan, (do not use the bones or fat)
  • Season more to taste
  • Remove rib bones and eat,
  • The soup will thicken when it sits overnight

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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Boy i love the sound of this soup! thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lumpy1 ate it and said...
    I'm convinced!
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  • wynnebaer 9 years ago
    Isn't it great when we can make something that someone can't stop talking about while eating?...That's the best for me.
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  • eeks 9 years ago
    FANTASTIC!!!!! With a Capital 'FAN'...This is such a great recipe...I make one similar without the ham hocks..but they add such a wonderful flavor...this is such a downhome country meal...and with some fresh, yeasty, hot buttered's Heaven itself...THANKS...
    I also added a nice big cold icy glass of Scotch to this recipe..but I drank it before I got a chance to add it to the soup!!! Maybe next time!!! ha ha
    Thanks Again...DAN
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