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       Title: Amish Bean Soup
  Categories: Ham, Soups
       Yield: 1 servings
         1 Lb (2 cups) navy beans --
   :          dried
     2 1/2 qt water
         1    meaty ham bone -- 1 1/2 Lbs
         1    clove garlic -- minced
         1 sm bay leaf
         1 c  cubed potatoes
         1 c  celery -- thinly sliced
         1 c  onion -- finely chopped
         1 c  carrots -- cubed
   :          salt and pepper -- to taste
   Boil the beans in the water for 2 minutes before
   removing them from the heat to let stand for 1 hour.
   Then add the ham bone, garlic and bay leaf to the
   beans, and cover and simmer them for 2 hours or until
   the ingredients are almost tender. Add the vegetables
   and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer them for 1
   hour longer. Remove the ham bone, cut off the meat and
   dice it to add to the beans. Reheat the soup almost to
   boiling, then remove the bay leaf.
   Recipe By     : Ilogal@aol.com