The Gypsy Homestead

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Homestyle 16 Bean & Ham Soup:

Homestyle 16 Bean & Ham Soup:

  1. 2 cups dried beans - 16 Mixed Bean Mix, Great Northern or Navy Beans
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 4 cups chicken stock
  4. 1 ham hock or ham bone
  5. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. 2 tablespoons butter
  7. 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  8. 1 cup chopped celery
  9. 2 cups chopped carrots
  10. 2 packets of Goya Ham Flavored Concentrate (optional)
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 2 teaspoons black pepper
  13. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  14. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  15. 3 bay leaves
  1. Rinse and remove any discolored beans in cold water.
  2. In a large stock pot soak 2 cups of dried beans in 6 cups of cold water for 12 hours.
  3. After the 12 hours rinse the beans and add 6 cups of fresh cold water.
  4. Heat to boiling and then shut the heat off and let sit covered for 2 hours.
  5. After the two hours, rinse the beans again and set aside.
  6. Chop 2 cups of carrots, 1 cup of celery, 1 cup of onions, and 3 garlic cloves.
  7. In the stock pot add 2 tablespoons of oil, two tablespoons of butter and chopped vegetables. Saute for 15 minutes.
  8. Add beans, ham hock, 4 cups of water, 4 cups of chicken stock, and seasonings to the stock pot.
  9. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  10. Before serving cut ham off the bone and discard the bone, remove the bay leaves.
  11. Enjoy with a slice of fresh homemade bread.


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