Grandma Linda’s 9 Bean Soup

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¼ cup of each of these:

9 heirloom beans:

Christmas Lima

Good Mother Stallard

Green Flageolet

Hutterite Soup

Jacob’s Cattle

Eye of the Goat

Snow Cap

Arikara

Runner Cannellini

Other Ingredients:

7 Cups chicken stock

1 large ham hock

2 tsp thyme

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp salt

½ tsp savory

2 large onions chopped

4 medium carrots chopped

4 ribs celery chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions:

Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Add stock, ham hock and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Saute onions, carrots and celery in oil; add to soup. Cover and simmer 1 hour longer or until beans reach desired tenderness. Debone ham and return meat to soup. Skim fat. Serve hot! For even more delicious healthiness: serve with Apple Cider Vinegar

For our Heirloom Soup Beans – click here!