Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup

"My kids can't resist their grandmother's bean soup. A touch of nutmeg sets it apart from all other kinds."
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1 h 20 m servings
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Original recipe yields 14 servings

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  1. Place beans and enough water to cover in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water, ham hocks, onion, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Add carrots, celery and potato flakes; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. Remove ham hocks; allow to cool. Remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return meat to kettle; heat through.

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my family has made this soup 5 times since the cold weather has set in. I put it in the slow cooker. I cook the beans with the ham for 2.5 before adding all the rest. This is my families favor d...

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This really wasn't anything special, and I won't be making it again. The potato flakes really didn't do anything for me.

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my family has made this soup 5 times since the cold weather has set in. I put it in the slow cooker. I cook the beans with the ham for 2.5 before adding all the rest. This is my families favor d...

The one thing that absolutely makes this recipe are the instant mashed potato flakes. I concocted my own spin on this recipe by using a little bit of leftover beef stew, removing the beef, and a...

Great - did the following substitutions: Used 2 cans white northern beans instead of dried used 1 carton chicken stock Added 4 gloves garlic Used 2 medium potatoes instead of flakes

I used this recipe mostly as a base. I had some bacon i needed to use, and a little bit of andouille sausage, so I tossed it all in too. I didn't use the mashed potato flakes, and it was still y...

This was pretty good and I like a good homemade bean soup. (I also rarely have a ham bone around so I take advantage of it when I do.) But it did take some time to make. I had canned Northern...

Great navy bean soup! I'd been making 15 bean soup & decided I needed something different. Made the recipe as given using my large crock pot & the simmering all day made a great texture.

This really wasn't anything special, and I won't be making it again. The potato flakes really didn't do anything for me.

Delicious! This was my first time making beans and this recipe was not only easy to follow, but also received my husband's "seal of approval"!

Very delicious soup...the instant potatoes add the perfect consistancy. I did add more water as needed and also a drained can of petite diced tomatoes as well. A keeper.

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