Hearty Hodge-podge Recipe

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Deb Eccles


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

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The whole Gang!
30 Min
2 Hr


1 pkg
great northern beans (reg. sized bag)
1 can(s)
garbanzos, with juice
3 large
ham hocks, smoked
1 lb
polish sausage (smoked)
8 slice
thick cut bacon (chopped )
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 large
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


1Soak dry beans overnite in large soup pot full of water. Drain.
2Cook 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.
3In 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.
4Add 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!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Pork
Hashtags: #beans, #vegetables