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hearty hodge-podge

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Recipe by
Deb Eccles
ralston, NE

This was my mothers own recipe, she gets all the credit for this wonderful recipe... We all miss her so much!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For hearty hodge-podge

  • 1 pkg
    great northern beans (reg. sized bag)
  • 1 can
    garbanzos, with juice
  • 3 lg
    ham hocks, smoked
  • 1 lb
    polish sausage (smoked)
  • 8 slice
    thick cut bacon (chopped )
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 lg
    yellow onions (chopped)
  • 3 c
    celery (chopped)
  • 3 c
    carrots (chopped)
  • 5 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 2 qt
    chicken stock
  • water, as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make hearty hodge-podge

  • 1
    Soak dry beans overnite in large soup pot full of water. Drain.
  • 2
    Cook beans in 2 or 3 quarts of salted water with the ham hocks until tender and meat falls off the bones. Remove all but 6 cups of water.
  • 3
    In large dutch oven or soup kettle cook chopped bacon until crisp. Take bacon out of the pan but leave the drippings. Add olive oil and saute oniln, garlic then vegetables until soft.
  • 4
    Add cooked beans, ham hocks, polish sausage, bacon and all other ingredients including stock - bringing to a boil, turn heat down to low and cook for an hour. Seanson to taste and serve!

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