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                             Emily’s Bean Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home, Oct.'93/Roberta Banghart
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans/Legumes                    Carrots
                 Ham                              Soups
                 Vegetables                       Tried
                 Taste Of Home
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           EACH:
                         great northern beans
                         kidney beans
                         navy beans
                         lima beans
                         butter beans
                         split green or yellow peas
                         pinto beans
                         lentils
           water         
    1      meaty         ham bone
    2      chicken       bouillon cubes
   28      ounce can     tomatoes with liquid -- quartered
    6      ounce can     tomato paste -- tomato
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    3      ribs          celery -- chopped
    4                    carrots -- sliced
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
      1/4  cup           dried chives
    3                    bay leaves
    2      tablespoons   dried parsley
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
    1      teaspoon      dry mustard
      1/2  teaspoon      ground red or cayenne pepper
    1      teaspoon      salt -- optional
      1/2  teaspoon      freshly ground pepper -- optional
 
 Wash all dried beans well. Drain and place in a 4 quart kettle with 5 cups
 of water. Bring to a rapid boil, boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and
 let stand, covered for one hour. 
 Meanwhile, place ham bone and 3 quarts of water in an 8 qt. soup kettle.
 Simmer for 1 hour. Drain beans and add to ham stock. Add remaining
 ingredients. Simmer for 2-3 hours or until  beans are tender.Remove ham
 bone, removing any meat still clinging to bone back to soup.  Discard bone.
 Add additional water and salt and pepper, if desired. 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with homebaked bread.
 
 NOTES : A really wonderful meal in a bowl type soup. Very flavorful