Monday, October 31, 2011


1 lb Great Northern beans, soak overnight in 8 qts water; rinse and drain
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 to 3/4 lb diced ham
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon basil
freshly ground black pepper

Add 6 cups water to the beans and add the remaining ingredients.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook 1 to 2 hours until the beans are tender.  Add more water during cooking, if needed.

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