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Everybody likes navy bean soup.  It's even better loaded with ham, and our Hizzoner's version has Hizzoner's Navy Bean Soupsome wine and vegetables in it that a lot of recipes don't have.   That's what makes it tastier than any other navy bean soup you might find.    We think it beats the "Senate" bean soup all to heck.   Serve this with our golden cornbread and you're good to go!

This is a great soup to use up a ham bone and ham scraps after a Sunday dinner.   Or, buy a couple of ham hocks at the grocery store.  The more ham the better this soup is.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Soups

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1      pound         dry navy beans -- soaked overnight
   1      medium      onion -- chopped
   3      cloves         garlic  -- minced
   1      large           potato -- diced
   1      large           carrot -- sliced
   2      tablespoons   parsley, freeze-dried
   1      large           celery stalk -- sliced
 1/2     teaspoon    black pepper
   1      cup              diced tomatoes with juice
                   splash of  white wine
   2      quarts          chicken stock
                        ham bone and ham scraps or a couple of ham hocks

1.  Soak beans overnight in your large soup pot.    The next day when you are ready to make your  soup, drain the water from the beans, add stock, ham chunks and scraps and bring to a boil.
     Turn to medium low and cook at a good simmer for about an hour.

2.  In the meantime, in a large skillet melt some butter and saute garlic,onion, carrot, and celery with a splash of white wine till tender and add to beans.  Add tomatoes, potatoes and parsley and simmer till beans are completely tender.  About one hour more.

3.  Check for salt and black pepper to taste.

We got a letter from a local law firm that had a litigator who came up to Bellingham from Seattle on a regular basis to do litigation work for them.   He had written in a letter to them that he always loved to come to Bellingham for a case because he got to go to Hizzoner's and have the navy bean soup and cornbread.    They shared his enthusiasm with us....never got his name and he never 'outed' himself but if he happens to read this page, I want to say "thank you"!!