Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound dried navy beans

  2. 3 quarts water

  3. 1 ham bone

  4. 1/2 cup chopped green pepper

  5. 1 cup chopped celery

  6. 2 cups baking potatoes, peeled and diced

  7. 1 medium onion , chopped

  8. 3 carrots, peeled and chopped

  9. 1 Tbsp. salt (I have never used this much salt because I add extra ham, which is full of salt!)

  10. 1/4 tsp. pepper

  11. 1 cup tomato juice (I use V-8)

  12. 2-3 cups additional ham,

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Simmer beans in water with ham bone for 2 hours. I remove the ham bone after the first two hours, but my mom leaves it in until the very end. Add other ingredients and simmer 2 hours longer until beans are tender and soup is thick. About 30 minutes before soup is done, I add a few cups of diced ham. I always serve this with a green salad and a huge pan of corn bread!


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