Sarah H. of Muncie, Indiana relates, “My mother spices up navy bean soup with a couple whole cloves, which she removes just before serving. People notice the special taste but can’t identify the source.”
This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it along with the beans and a packet containing all the spices. The recipient just adds water and a can of tomatoes for a delicious pot of savory soup.
-Doris Cox, South Orange, New Jersey