- Servings: 6-8
|One Pound Dry Great Northern Beans|
|Any Leftover Ham, a ham bone or a center slice of ham works well|
|¾ cup||Light Cream or Evaporated Milk|
|¼ cup||(unsalted) Butter|
|1 tsp||Salt, add only when soup is done|
1. Wash beans thoroughly and sort through; discard any broken or discolored ones.
2. Using a large pan, add about 4 quarts of water, beans, and your ham. Bring to a boil, watch carefully that the beans do not go dry. Try to keep your water level at about 3 to 4 quarts. It will take about 2 and 1/2 hours to cook them completely.
3. When they are done, remove from heat, stir in your cream or evaporated milk, whichever you prefer, butter and catsup. Now add the salt to your taste; you may want a little more or less. Return to low heat for 10 minutes and serve.
Serve this Soup with Biscuits, Crusty Bread, or Corn Bread and let your family enjoy this down-home flavor.