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Grandmother's Bean Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried navy beans/Pea beans 4 Ounce
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Smoked ham hocks 1 Pound, cut in 2 inch pieces
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Rinse and drain beans. In a deep 3-quart casserole with lid, combine beans and 2 cups or more water. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse beans. Return to casserole.
2. Add ham hocks, onion, celery, 3 cups water and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and microwave at 100% (high)12 minutes or until boiling; stir well. Cover and micro wave at 30% ( medium low ) 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender; turn hocks over in liquid and stir every 30 minutes.
3. Remove hocks from soup. Cut meat from bone; return meat to soup. Discard bone. Skim off excess fat. Stir in parsley. Cover and microwave at 100% (high)5 minutes or until ham is heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Bean

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