shaker bean soup
 
1 lb.  dry northern beans
1   meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
1 large  onion, chopped
3   celery stalks, diced
2   carrots, shredded
  salt to taste
1/2 tsp  pepper
1/2 tsp  dried thyme
1 can  (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes in puree
2 Tbsp  brown sugar
1-1/2 cup  finely shredded fresh
  spinach leaves
 
sort and rinse beans. place in a dutch oven or soup kettle; cover with 
water and bring to a boil. boil 2 minutes. remove from heat and let stand 
1 hour. drain beans and discard liquid. in the same kettle place ham bone 
or hocks, 3 quarts of water and beans. bring to a boil. reduce heat and 
simmer, covered 1 1/2 hours or until meat easily falls from the bone. 
remove bones from broth trim off the meat and discard bones. add ham, 
onion, celery, carrots, salt, pepper and thyme. simmer covered 1 hour or 
until beans are tender. add tomatoes and brown sugar. cook for 10 minutes. 
just before serving, add spinach. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(ID: 73557) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Aug 20, 2005


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