Recipe of the day…..Bean Soup

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

Serves 6-8

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.

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4 Responses to Recipe of the day…..Bean Soup

  1. Mari says:

    I love bean soup, although I’ve always used several types of beans. I bet this is really good!

  2. Mommaofmany says:

    Oh…it looks like it came out good! Did everyone like the taste?

    Hi Momma, yes, everyone REALLY liked the taste! It was very good! We had a friend over, and he said “Mrs. S. this is the best bean soup I’ve ever had”….and he REALLY liked the cornbread too, esp. with lots of honey 🙂 But the dinner was absolutely delicious! SO glad I had seen this and smelled it at your house 🙂

  3. Gail says:

    Looks yummy, I love soup!

  4. Renee' says:

    Sounds wonderful!

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