Ham and Bean Soup
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ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes: 6recipe id: 22254cook method: crock pot
1 pound dried 15-bean soup mix
7 cups water, divided
2 cups diced ham or smoked sausage
1 ham bone, optional
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
In the evening, place beans in crockpot and add 4 cups of water. Cover crockpot and cook on low setting overnight. In the morning, add 3 more cups of water, along with the diced ham or smoked sausage, ham bone, if desired, chopped onion and bay leaf.
Cook on low for 8 hours. Taste for seasoning and add salt and black pepper and a pinch of cayenne as desired. Remove bay leaf and ham bone before serving.
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