Southern Railway Bean Soup (sallye) Recipe

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SOUTHERN RAILWAY BEAN SOUP (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Someone was asking about this recipe the other day. I came across it in an old cook book I have. It is a wonderful old fashioned soup for a simple meal served with a big pan of cornbread.


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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
dried navy beans
1
ham shank
2 can(s)
(16 oz each) petite diced tomatoes
1 medium
white onion
3
ribs celery
1 tsp
marjoram
1 medium
bay leaf
2-4 qt
water
2
chicken bouillon cubes
2 medium
potatoes
1 to 2 lb
venison or pork sausage
1 Tbsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground black pepper

Step-By-Step

1Soak beans overnight (optional) in heavy stockpot.

Drain beans and pour back into stockpot. Add enough water to cover about 4 to 5 inches above beans.

Place pot on medium high heat until boiling.

2Peel and chop the onion.

Chop the celery

3When boiling, add tomatoes, onions, celery, marjoram, bay leaf and crumbled bouillon cubes into beans.

Turn heat to low so liquid will simmer.

4Simmer covered for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Check occasionally and add liquid if necessary.

Remove bay leaf and ham bone. Strip meat from bone and add back to beans.

5Peel and cube potatoes into bite-sized pieces.

6Skim fat and add crumbled sausage, cubed potatoes, salt and pepper.

Cover and simmer another hour.

7Can be served as a soup or a main dish.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern