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The Most Interesting Ham And Bean Soup

By PEPPERS | Oct 08, 2013

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound dry great Northern beans

8 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ham hock

1 cup chopped carrots

1/2 stalk celery, chopped

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon mustard powder

2 bay leaves

2 cups chopped ham

1 tablespoon The Most Interesting Sauce In The World

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Rinse the beans, sorting out any broken or discolored ones. In a large pot over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and the beans and remove from heat. Let beans sit in the hot water for at least 60 minutes. After the 60 minutes of soaking, return the pot to high heat and place the ham bone, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, mustard, The Most Interesting Sauce In The World and bay leaves in the pot. Stir well, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 60 more minutes. Remove ham bone and discard. Stir in the chopped ham and simmer for 30 more minutes. Season with ground white pepper to taste.

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