White bean & Ham Hock soup

White Bean & Ham Hock soup

White bean & Ham Hock soup
White bean & Ham Hock soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. dried small white beans OR 12 oz. canned white navy beans

  • 1

    lb. smoked ham hocks

  • 1/4

    cup bacon drippings (or olive oil)

  • 2

    cups chopped onion

  • 2

    tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1

    lb. tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced

  • 4

    fresh thyme sprigs

  • 8

    cups chicken broth

Directions

Soak dried beans in cold water overnight. Drain well Simmer ham hock in 6 cups water in 3 qt. saucepan partically covered, skimming foam as neessary. 1 hour. reserve 4 cups cooking liquid and drain ham hocks. Heat bacon dripping in 8 qt heavy pot over medium heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onion and garlic, stirring until softened. Add tomatores and tyhme and cook, stirring 1 minute. Add soaked beans, broth, ham hocks, and reserved cooking liquid and simmer, covered until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Season with salt & pepper and tabasco.

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