Amish Bean Soup

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Amish Bean Soup


  • 1 lb (2 cups) navy beans, dried
  • 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 meaty ham bone -- 1 1/2 Lbs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 cup cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Boil the beans in the water for 2 minutes before removing
them from the heat to let stand for 1 hour. Then add the
ham bone, garlic and bay leaf to the beans, and cover and
simmer them for 2 hours or until the ingredients are
almost tender. Add the vegetables and salt and pepper to
taste, and simmer them for 1 hour longer. Remove the ham
bone, cut off the meat and dice it to add to the beans.
Reheat the soup almost to boiling, then remove the bay

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