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"Rags to Riches" Bean Soup

Course: Soups
Keyword: "Rags to Riches" Bean Soup
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  • 2 cups dried great Northern beans
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 potato diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon season-all
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can rotel tomatoes Dried parsley optional, 10-ounce


  • Soak cleaned beans overnight; drain.
  • Add beans and remaining ingredients, except tomatoes and parsley, to a large stockpot and cover with water by 1 inch.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer about 1 hour; stir and add additional water, if needed.
  • Add tomatoes and simmer another hour.
  • Add a couple dashes dried parsley last few minutes, if desired.


This "Rags to Riches" Bean Soup recipe can be found in our Mississippi Hometown Cookbook.  Get your copy today!
MSHT - 150
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