Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe

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2008/03/08 14:33:18 (permalink)

Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe

A pound bag of Michigan Navy Beans, currently quartered in our pantry, is calling out my name. Does anyone have a Navy Bean soup recipe they're really proud of, to share?
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 14:51:38 (permalink)
    Yes, especially as my Great Uncle worked for the Michigan bean company for years!!Anyway, here is my tried and true recipe-just made it today!( I use a crockpot)
    1lb navy beans
    4bay leaf
    1 small onion, chopped
    celery leaves-a couple of handfuls(fresh)
    Leftover ham bone or ham hock
    6-8 peppercorns(or 1/4 tsp pepper)
    Water to cover
    Throw all ingredients in crockpot, set on high for 8 hours(overnight is best)turn to low to thicken.
    I never par boil the beans as they dont need it.


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    Donna Douglass
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 15:06:36 (permalink)
    To my way of thinking, there is no way one can ruin a pot of bean soup. I've probably never made it the same way twice, and every time it is delicious, appreciated, and wanted time and time again. I've pre=soaked the beans overnight, I've done the boiling/sitting/and boiling method. Have added onions, hamboneor kielbasa or sauage links, diced carrots, diced celery, celery leaves, or anything that I think might add a dimention of flavor that would be good, and every time it is a success. I think bean soup is one way to exersize one's creative inclinations and enjoying the fruits of one's efforts.

    Love bean soup.....just go for it and have fun.

    Donna
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    UncleVic
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 15:16:24 (permalink)
    I like adding some tomato paste to mine... Adds some nice flavor to the mix.
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 15:21:20 (permalink)
    We normally make split pea and with a leftover hambone, but a couple times ago we used bacon instead; just brown it good and crumble it and add it to the cooking beans like you would the hambone, and it was quite tasty.
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 15:37:36 (permalink)
    Last weekend I made split pea soup that turned out terrifically. At the end of cooking I added a a bit of 2% milk to the soup. Dare I try that with with my Navy Bean effort?
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 15:43:48 (permalink)
    I dont think it will hurt-but wait for the end result...
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/08 16:01:05 (permalink)
    As a US Navy veteran I should be an expert on Navy Bean Soup. But,
    to tell you the truth I don't ever remember having Navy Bean soup
    in the Navy. Had some very good NBS at the Automat in NYCity though.
    But never in the navy--so I just go by the recipe on the package,
    and then just wing it--add a little tomato like Uncle Vic or whatever.
    Love it-----------a wonderful, cheap and filling meal !!!
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/10 17:53:26 (permalink)
    How it went:

    I started by sweating a whole large sweet onion in 2 TBL spoons pure olive oil, in a soup pot;
    Added a can of chicken broth, and brought the mix back up to heat;
    Added and stirred the Navy Beans in the broth/oil mix to return to heat again;
    Parsed in five cups of spring water over about 15 minutes; added salt substitute, Accent, McCormick's 3 Pepper Blend;
    Brought everything back to a hearty boil;
    Added two TBL spoons of McCormick's crushed garlic to the mix; and two large Bay Leaves;
    Stirred, stirred, stirred;
    Turned down to simmer and covered the pot and walked away. (Okay, I did return to stir the mix every half-hour);
    Simmered this concoction for about five hours;
    Added eight oz of Kroger diced ham for the last hour.
    Served.

    It was blissful. Finishing the remainder off, tonight!

    Thank you all, for your encouragement!
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    morningglory
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/11 00:36:20 (permalink)
    Thanks for sharing the end result RedJim. I think we all all love to hear how one's creativity goes. Bean/pea soup is one of my favorites to play with, and never had one come out bad. I am glad others seem to share the adventure. Good eating!! ALL!
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/14 23:33:28 (permalink)
    The only way to ruin it is to burn it in the pot, benn there done it.
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/15 04:18:04 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Do you you believe in Heaven?
    I have experience heaven in my Mom's
    Navy Beans, but it is not a soup.
    She just cooks the beans, adds bits
    of ham, salt and pepper, water, and
    a shade of flour.
    She must have special secrets, because
    I've never been able to re-create the
    flavour, texture and wonder of her dish.
    I will try some of all your formulas and
    see if I can find a taste of my mom's love.
    Also, I love a good roll when eating navy beans.
    They just seem to go together.
    Thank you.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/15 05:14:15 (permalink)
    I soak a lb. of Northern or Navy Beans overnite. Rinse several times in the AM. Add 2-3 cans of Veggie Broth + enough water to cover about 2" inches deeper than beans, Medium chop and add some celery and onions to taste, Salt/Pepper and Celery seeds, some bay leaves.. Cook on a simmer until beans are tender. In a separate pot, cook a couple ham hocks or ham bone until meat is ready to fall off bone. Remove meat, toss fat & bone. Add meat to the beans, this process cuts down on the fat content but you loose fome flavor. Add a little Hock Broth to the beans for flavor if you like. Tastes better the second day! Serve with Chrystal Hot Sauce and Cornbread!
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/03/15 05:30:26 (permalink)
    See "Recipezaar.com" for U.S.Senate Bean soup. Good basic recipe but as others have said:innovate!
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/04/18 17:34:21 (permalink)
    RedJim64 –
    Here is my recipe. It has previously been published in another Roadfood forum. (Note: I like crockpots but this recipe easily converts to stovetop cooking.)

    CROCKPOT BEAN SOUP
    1 lb. Beans (Navy, Great Northern, or mixed) –soak overnight
    ½ c. or more celery leaves etc.
    2 Qts. Water
    1 medium onion chopped
    ½ plus lb. smoked. pork neck bones
    2-3 bay leaves
    1 small can of tomato sauce (optional) If choose this, reduce the water by an = vol.
    ½ tsp. Black pepper
    2 dashes or more of Tabasco & some sherry (options to be added near end of cooking process)
    1 or 2 bullion cubes to taste (also optional)

    After soaking overnight, discard water and rinse beans.
    Then combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
    Cook on high for 5, 6, or more hrs.
    Carefully remove all bones, bay leaves etc.

    Hope you enjoy.
    Bill

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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/04/18 19:02:40 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BrooklynBill

    RedJim64 –
    Here is my recipe. It has previously been published in another Roadfood forum. (Note: I like crockpots but this recipe easily converts to stovetop cooking.)

    CROCKPOT BEAN SOUP
    1 lb. Beans (Navy, Great Northern, or mixed) –soak overnight
    ½ c. or more celery leaves etc.
    2 Qts. Water
    1 medium onion chopped
    ½ plus lb. smoked. pork neck bones
    2-3 bay leaves
    1 small can of tomato sauce (optional) If choose this, reduce the water by an = vol.
    ½ tsp. Black pepper
    2 dashes or more of Tabasco & some sherry (options to be added near end of cooking process)
    1 or 2 bullion cubes to taste (also optional)

    After soaking overnight, discard water and rinse beans.
    Then combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
    Cook on high for 5, 6, or more hrs.
    Carefully remove all bones, bay leaves etc.

    Hope you enjoy.
    Bill




    Brooklyn--i too like to use smoked neck bones----great meaty smoky flavor and a LOT less fatty then hocks--but i use stock instead of boullion cubes and water. Never thought of the sherry---but i will!!!good idea!
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    RE: Navy Bean Soup. Need a great recipe 2008/04/18 19:11:29 (permalink)
    Well. if it is good enough our senators...

    http://www.senate.gov/reference/reference_item/bean_soup.htm
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