Great Northern Bean Soup recipe
1 pound dried Great Northern Beans, cooked
1 ham hock
2 Tablespoons oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
6 potatoes, chopped
4 carrots, sliced
1 quart canned tomatoes, or 2 14 1/2 oz store-bought cans, chopped
In a large soup pot, saute chopped onion, green pepper, and carrots in the oil until tender. Add the celery and peppers and allow to cook for about 5 more minutes over medium/low heat, stirring occasionally. Add the canned tomatoes, ham, and beans and allow to simmer for an hour. Salt & pepper to taste.
Okay, cheats & suggestions:
- I cooked a huge pot of beans a couple of days before in the crockpot overnight. Then I had cooked beans for this soup as well as some other recipes.
- I didn't have a ham hock on hand (a ham hock is basically just the bone from a ham), so I used some leftover deli ham. I'll bet cooked bacon would be delicious in here as well.
- It's a really easy recipe, you can add things or remove things as needed.
- This is a very thick, hearty soup, so don't worry at the lack of water or chicken stock. The canned tomatoes are the only liquid needed.
Enjoy! Hope this helps keep you warm...
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