Today’s recipe of the day is using onions. Been getting a lot of them, which is awesome, because we use a lot of onions. I have posted my French Onion Soup recipe before, so I wanted to post something else using onions today, and since I’m making this bean soup for dinner, I thought I’d let it serve double duty 🙂
White Bean Soup
1 lb. dry white beans, pre-soaked
1 ham hock or 1/2 pound bacon (I am using a ham hock today)
8-10 cups water
1 tbsp. chicken broth powder (I will post my recipe for homemade in the next post)
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 celery stalked with leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed in your palms or 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
salt and pepper to taste (for our family’s taste, I use 1 1/2 tsp. salt and about 3/4 tsp. pepper)
Bring water and beans to a boil, Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 2-3 hours or until it is all done.
Here is a picture of the soaked and drained beans:
Beans with water and hamhock coming to a boil…..
The remaining ingredients waiting for the beans to come to a boil….
The beans after boiling for a little while (I forgot to come back to check on them :)):
And everything simmering away, waiting to become our dinner 🙂 :
I will be serving this with cornbread and orange slices and green salad. And I will post another picture of the finished soup in this same post once it’s done. So checkback later 😉
Here’s a picture of my plate with the soup (with grated pepper jack cheese sprinkled on top), salad (with arugula flowers…YUMMMMM), and cornbread. I don’t have enough oranges so I didn’t do orange slices.