Friday, January 7, 2011

Bean Soup

Here is a post from Dad, we are playing with googledocs, it was really easy to cut and paste it into a blog post. I wish I were there to dig into this amazing bowl of bean soup, I would even bring over a loaf of warm bread for sopping up all the yummy broth. I can almost smell the crock pot bubbling with all that deliciousness inside, and it would be perfect to make here toady with this pending snow storm. This recipe has some of our favorite family ingredients Bacon from a local Butcher/smokehouse, and Bobs Redmill 13 Bean soup mix, feel free to alter it with things that are local to you. Hmmm... I'm thinking right now this would be nice with a little bit of fresh kale wilted in the last couple of minutes to make a one pot meal. Guess I know what I'm making for dinner next week.

Bean Soup

3 cups mixed Dry Beans (“Bobs Redmill 13 Bean” is excellent)
1 16oz can of chicken broth
6 Stalks celery (fine chopped)
1 cup carrots (fine chopped)
½  Onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons GF Soy sauce
2 teaspoons  Kitchen Bouquet
1 Tablespoon Ham Base
Meat  (Use What you have available , If you use beef, exchange ham base for beef)
  6 strips bacon chopped (Vogets Preferably)
  Ham Hock if desired
  Ham cubed as desired
  Sausage as desired

Soak Beans overnight. Drain and Rinse

Brown bacon in Fry pan,  Add onion, carrots, Celery ,garlic, ½ of soy sauce, and ½ of kitchen bouquet, Saute till mostly tender.

Add all ingredients into large Crock Pot, add water to cover Beans, Cook till done
(about 5 hours on high)