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Simmer dried navy beans with ham hocks, carrot and onion for a hearty and nutrient-packed main dish soup.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2000


Credit: Randy Mayor

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8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain beans.

  • Combine the beans, 8 cups water, and next 4 ingredients (8 cups water through bay leaves) in pan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours. Stir in the sliced carrot, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the beans are tender. Remove bay leaves, and discard. Remove the ham hocks, and shred meat, discarding fat and gristle. Return the meat to pan.

  • Note: To quick-soak the beans, sort and wash beans, and place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; calories from fat 9%; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 17.8g; carbohydrates 40.5g; fiber 6.6g; cholesterol 11mg; iron 4.2mg; sodium 545mg; calcium 108mg.