8 to 10
Karla's StoryI just love this bean soup recipe , my mom taught me how to make this years ago but I have changed it a bit to fit my tastes.
You can make this soup with different types of beans if you prefer too.
This soup can be made on the stove top too if you don't have a crock-pot.
small navy beans (or your favorite bean)
onion ; chopped
celery ; chopped
chopped garlic from a jar
bay leaves, dried
leftover ham bone with meat on it
chopped up ham ; optional
broth from the cooked ham
fat from ham broth
1Sort through the dry beans and dis-guard any bad beans or rocks you may find. Place in water and soak over night with 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
4Place cut vegetables in a crock-pot with the beans and Add a meaty ham bone that was left over from a previous dinner and extra chopped up ham meat if you want more meat.
5Add the left over juice and some of the fat from the cooked ham , it will be jelled once it's cold.
7Cover and let cook for atleast 6 hours and remove the ham bone and remove the ham off the bone and return the meat to the soup ; I like to mash some of the beans at this time , Cook for 2 more hours.