Deer Sausage or Ham Bone Navy Bean Soup

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Prairie Waif2
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Deer Sausage or Ham Bone Navy Bean Soup

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This soup calls for a ham bone but I have used deer sausage and it makes a really wonderful soup. I am sure the ham bone version is just as delicious. Very easy to put together and make extra for freezing and leftovers.

Nana's Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup
prep time: 10 MINUTEScook time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTEStotal time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES
Nana's Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup Recipe - A simple yet utterly addictive ham and bean soup recipe is a great way to use your leftover holiday ham bone.
servings: 8
Ingredients
US Customary - Metric
1 pound dried navy beans
1 ham bone + ham scraps
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
10 cups water
Salt and pepper

Instructions
The Night Before: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with three inches of water. Soak the dried beans overnight (up to 24 hours) to soften. Drain when ready to use.
Place a large 6 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, ham bone, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions.
Then add in the drained beans, thyme, ground cumin, crushed red pepper, 10 cups of water, and any remaining ham scraps. (Do not salt the soup until the end, because ham bones can be very salty.)
Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 60-90 minutes, covered, until the beans are very soft. Uncover and stir occasionally, then place the lid back on top.

Use a fork to pull any remaining ham off the bone and stir it into the soup. Discard the bone. Add 1-2 cups additional water if the soup is too thick. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
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