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Smoky Bean Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried great northern beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), rinsed and sorted
  Dried pinto beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), rinsed and sorted
  Hot water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Liquid smoke 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ham hock/Ham bone 1
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
Directions

In 5-quart casserole, combine Great Northern and pinto beans, water, bay leaves, onion, garlic, salt, thyme, pepper and liquid smoke.
Cover.
Microwave at High for 10 to 15 minutes, or until boiling.
Let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
Stir in brown sugar.
Add ham hock.
Re-cover.
Microwave at High for 5 minutes.
Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
Microwave for 1 hour, turning ham hock over and stirring after every 20 minutes.
Remove ham hock.
Cut ham from bone.
Return ham to soup.
Discard bone.
Stir in tomato sauce.
Re-cover.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) for 45 minutes to 1 1/4 hours, or until beans are tender, stirring once.
Remove bay leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
145 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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