Barbs Butter Bean or Lima Bean Soup

“My family loves this tasty soup. It can also be made using great northern beans. Note:I have used diced tomatoes with Jalapeno's added for a spicy flavor. Also pass the hot sauce.”
READY IN:
3hrs 30mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put beans into large soup pot cover with water bring to a boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat and let set for 1 hour, Drain off water.
  2. Add the 6 cups water to the beans and bring to a boil & simmer; at this point if I an using ham or ham hocks I put them in a smaller saucepan and cook them until done.
  3. When beans are starting to get tender add ham (& broth from ham) or Kielbasa, tomatoes, onion , carrots, celery and simmer until done.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste: also for a thicker soup add the 2 tablespoons flour to a little water, add to soup and simmer, check seasonings.

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