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Thick Ham and Bean Soup

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“My husband likes the thickness of this soup which is accomplished by adding a couple of potatoes towards the end of cooking that are than mashed to thicken the soup.”

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  1. Either soak beans over night or quick soak by covering beans with 2 inches of water, bringing to a boil for 2 minutes and letting set for 1 hour.
  2. Drain and rinse beans, add all ingredients, except for the potatoes.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove ham bone and pick off meat, give ham bones to dog.
  5. Return ham to soup along with potatoes.
  6. Cook for 1/2 hour more or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Take a potato masher and mash the potatoes and some of the beans, this makes a wonderfully thick soup.
  8. Serve with either crackers or corn muffins. Enjoy!
  9. Oh yea, salt and pepper to taste!

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