Neighborhood Bean Soup
The recipe Neighborhood Bean Soup can be made in around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 219 calories, 14g of protein, and 6g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 10. If you have chicken bouillon granules, carrots, meaty ham bone, and It works well as a very affordable main course. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn.
Sort beans and rinse with cold water.
Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat; cover and let soak for 1-4 hours or until beans are softened.
Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to pan; add broth, 3 cups water, ham bone, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, carrots and celery in oil until tender; add to soup. Cover and simmer 45-60 minutes longer or until beans are tender.
Remove ham bone; cool slightly.
Remove meat from bone and cut into chunks; return to soup. Discard bone. Skim fat from soup.