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                              SHAKER BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews                      Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           White navy beans
                         Water
    1                    Ham bone (or 2 ham hocks)
    3                    Celery stalks -- diced
    2                    Carrots -- shredded
    1                    Lg onion -- chopped
                         Salt to taste
                         Pepper to taste
      1/2   ts           Thyme -- dried
   28       oz           Tomatoes in puree
    2       tb           Brown sugar
    1 1/2   c            Spinach leaves -- finely shred
 
   Sort and rinse beans.  Place in soup kettle or dutch oven. Cover with water
   and bring to a boil.  Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 1 hour.
   Drain beans and discard liquid. In the same kettle, place ham bone or
   hocks, 3 quarts of water and beans.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat and
   simmer, covered, 1 1/2 hrs or until meat easily falls from the bone. Remove
   bones from broth and, when cool enough to handle, trim meat. Discard bones.
   Add ham, onion, celery, carrots, salt, pepper and thyme. Simmer, covered, 1
   hour or until beans are tender. Add tomatoes and brown sugar. Cook for 10
   minutes.  Just before serving, add spinach.
    Yield: 5 quarts.  From Country Woman, Debrah Amrine
  
 
 
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