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My Mom's Bean Soup
Last updated: 3/7/03

I grew-up in a family with six children.  I fondly remember gathering around the table on a cold winter's day and eating a large bowl of my Mom's bean soup.  My Wife made some of it today and it was just as good as I had remembered.  Nutritious, economical, simple, filling, and oh so good,  here's the secret to putting
a smile on a hungry kid's face.

Serves a bunch of hungry kids.

Ingredients:

1 lb of Navy beans.

1 onion, diced.

1 carrot, diced.

1 ham bone, 1/4 lb salt pork (diced), or 1/4 to 1/2 lb daisy ham (diced).

1 can tomato soup.

Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

Preparation:

1.  Sort through beans and remove any foreign material.

2.  Wash beans in strainer, rinsing a couple of times.

3.  Put in 3-quart saucepan and add 4 cups of water.

4.  Put a lid on the pan and let the beans soak overnight.

5.  Remove any floaters.

6.  Add water as needed until it covers the beans by about 1 inch.

7.  Add ingredients.

8.  Gently stir to mix.

9.  Bring to a low boil and simmer with the lid on for 2 - 3 hours (or until beans are soft).

Larry

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