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Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup

Well, my first attempt turned out pretty darn good! I had to make it quite different from the recipes I’ve found because our freezer was on the blink and I needed to try to use what was defrosting. Pork chops!

The recipe I found called for ham hocks, but I had bacon and pork chops. So that’s what I used. Seemed to me it should work ok, so I gave it a go. Here’s what I did.
2 packages dried navy beans, soak either overnight, or boil water to cover beans, and simmer for an hour or so, drain.
1 chopped onion
2 T minced garlic
Olive oil
3-4 qt chicken broth/stock
Can use combo broth, water
4 slices Bacon
3 Boneless pork chops
Over medium heat, brown bacon, and pork chops in stock pot with a little olive oil. Add garlic and onion to soften. Add broth/ water and drained beans. Put lid on pot, simmer 2 hours, stir occasionally. Take the pork chops out, cut into pieces, return them to the pot. Continue to simmer, covered, for another 2 hours or until beans are tender. The bacon is a bit soggy, so you may want to take that out prior to serving, but it adds tons of flavor. Serve with crusty bread. Yum!
We may add some collard greens to the mix tomorrow, might be a good twist.

Well, my son added the greens! Collard greens, and it’s really good! Now it’s officially called Tag Team Navy Bean, hhhahahhaha Either way, it’s good. Even better news…. This dish gets even better the next day, and the next day! Great to have and dip into when you’re famished and need a good bite.


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This entry was posted on March 13, 2012 by in lunch, main dish, meat, soup, Uncategorized, vegetable and tagged , , , , .
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