This week's Soup Special of the Day is Bean Soup. An easy prepared Bean Soup recipe, make extra to freeze!
1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans
7 cups water
1 ham bone
2 cups diced ham (I used a package of Meijer Diced Ham)
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery (optional)
1 - Place rinsed beans into a large stock pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Boil gently for 2 minutes; remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
2 - Add ham bone, cubed ham, onion, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until beans are soft. Occasionally skim service of soup while it is cooking.
3 - Add carrots and celery, cook until tender. Remove ham bone, scrape any meat from bone and place back into soup and serve.