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My kids can't resist their grandmother's bean soup. A touch of nutmeg sets it apart from all other kinds.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry navy beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes

Directions

Place beans and enough water to cover in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water, ham hocks, onion, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Add carrots, celery and potato flakes; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. Remove ham hocks; allow to cool. Remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return meat to kettle; heat through. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Navy Bean Soup in Country Pork 1996, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 296 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 22g protein.

  • 1 pound dry navy beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  1. Place beans and enough water to cover in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water, ham hocks, onion, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Add carrots, celery and potato flakes; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. Remove ham hocks; allow to cool. Remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return meat to kettle; heat through. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Navy Bean Soup in Country Pork 1996, p38

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 278970
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2017

"I made this bean soup recipe on 11/8/17. I used smoked pork hocks and 1 cup RED onion. Everything else was kept as recipe directed. This soup is DELICIOUS and the recipe is a KEEPER! I LOVED making and eating it!"

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JaneMargaret User ID: 4356712 217444
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I had a left over honey baked ham bone for Christmas that I froze. I made this soup today with the ham bone, delicious soup!"

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keke5 User ID: 2645949 22374
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"delicious and hearty"

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Mistymindy User ID: 5709698 43686
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"This was the best bean soup we have ever eaten!"

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deltatoolgirl User ID: 1215550 22871
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"Very flavorful soup and easy to make! I can't wait to make it again! It was delicious!"

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