1 Cup of Great Northwestern Beans 4 Cups Water 1 Cup of Chopped Ham 1.5 Cups of Sliced Cerely 1 Cup of Chopped Onion 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 bay leaf
Rinse beans. In a large saucepan compines beans and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. In the same pan combine beans, fresh water, pork, cerely, onion, salt peper and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 1 hour or till beans are tender. Remove bay leaf. mash beans a little. Serve. 4 main dish servings.
I multiplied this recipe for a soup luncheon at our church, adding carrots and chicken boullion, then cooked in overnight in a large crockpot with a meaty ham bone that added about half the required ham. Everyone loved the soup which was not too salty. My first ever bean soup!
I also added my ham bone, carrots and 4 bay leaves...my taste. I upped the ingredients and placed it in the crock pot. The basic recipe here is a great guide and also for anyone who wants to learn a simple great bean and ham soup.