Great Northern Bean and Ham Soup
This recipe is done to my tastes and nothing was actually measured. This recipe as most recipes should be used as a guide, not a rule, so tweak it to your own tastes!
1 - Meaty Ham Bone (Smoked Ham Hocks or Smoked Turkey Legs can be substituted)
1 - 16oz bag of Great Northern Beans
1 - Large Onion medium dice (white or yellow)
3 - Large Carrots medium dice
2 - Celery Stalks medium dice
5 - Cloves of minced garlic
1 - TBS Thyme
2 - Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
Rinse the beans and then soak beans according to the instructions on the bag, either overnight or quick soak. Do not drain the water.
Add all of the ingredients above and more water if necessary to cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and let simmer for 3-4 hours.
Discard ham bone and bay leaves and enjoy!