Friday, August 08, 2008

Calico Ham and Bean Soup

From Fix-It And Forget-It Cookbook

1 lb dry bean mix, rinsed and drained, with stones removed
6 C water
2 C cubed cooked ham
1 C chopped onions
1 C chopped carrots
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 bay leaves
6 C water
1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)

Combine beans and 6 cups water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Drian, discarding cooking water, and rinse beans.
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
Cover Cook on low 8-10 hours, or high 4-5 hours. Discard bay leaves before serving.

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