Delicious Bean Soup

Delicious Bean Soup

Community Classics .
Edited on Feb 19, 2007

This is the best tasting soup I have ever made.Hope you enjoy it also!


1 pound (2 cups) Navy beans,dried
2 1/2 quarts water
1 meaty ham bone(1 1/2 pounds)
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


Boil beans in the water 2 minutes before removing them from the heat to let stand 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 veggies and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer them for 1 hour longer. Remove the ham bone,cut off the meat and dice it,add to the beans. Reheat the soup to almost boiling,the remove bay leaf.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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