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Bean Soup

Yield 1 1/2 quarts


  • 1 1/2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 (1-pound) meaty ham bone
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Combine beans and water in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.

  2. Add ham bone, onion, salt, and pepper to beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 hours. Remove ham bone from soup; remove meat from bone, and return meat to soup. Discard bone.

  3. Ladle soup into individual bowls, and serve immediately with hot cornbread.

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