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White Bean Soup

No recipe image available.A simple comfort food, navy bean soup with ham hocks. Serve with hot, homemade Buttermilk Biscuits slathered with butter—and, don't forget to put the honey on the table.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound dry white beans
1 pound ham hocks
3 quarts water
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cover dry white beans with water; soak overnight. Rinse the beans well and place in a kettle with ham hocks, and water. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  2. To the beans in the kettle, add chopped parsley, chopped onions, crushed garlic clove, chopped celery, salt, and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove the ham bone, dice the meat, and return the meat to the soup.

Makes 12 servings.