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Donna's Good Old Bean Soup - Home made bean soup
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A thick and Tasty Bean Soup

Tony, ( The Wasper )

Serves/Makes:A pot full

  • 24 oz (672 grm). of white or navy beans
  • 1 3 lb (1.4 kg). ham
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) garlic salt
  • Remove as much fat as possible from the ham.
  • Bake in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 3 to 4 hours, or until done.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Remove ham from the bone, and set aside.
  • Add the baking soda to a large pot of cold water, then add the beans. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the beans and rinse with cold tap water.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add ham, beans, salt, pepper, parsley, beans, and garlic salt.
  • Turn down heat, and simmer for 3 to 4 hours, stirring every half-hour.
  • The longer it simmers, the thicker it gets.
This recipe is from my wife Donna, who is one great cook.

You can also use Navy beans in place of the white beans. Just about any kind of hard beans will work, but the best is the white beans.

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