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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Famous White Bean Soup
This bean soup is very easy to make and great to warm you up on a cold day.
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Serves: 3 or more quarts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
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1 pound (2 cups) small, dried white beans
3 quarts cold water
3 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
6 ribs celery, finely cut
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 onions, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pounds ham hocks
Salt and pepper, to taste

Soak beans in water overnight; drain. Place beans in large soup kettle, cover with fresh water, and cook for about 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain. Add the 3 quarts water, mashed potatoes, celery, parsley, onions, garlic and ham hock. Cook slowly for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hock. Pull meat from bones and cut into small pieces. Return meat to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Freezes well.

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