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New Year's Bean Soup



  1. Wash beans; cover with 2 quarts of water. Soak for 10 to 12 hours with baking soda.
  2. Add 1 quart water. Add ham and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove ham. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to beans. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Add cut up ham after fat and gristle are removed. Heat through.

Flavor improves if refrigerated overnight.


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