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Pick over beans, and wash thoroughly. Drain and soak overnight in a large pot with 5 quarts water. Next day, drain liquid and measure. Add enough water to make 2 quarts.
Add ham bone and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
Add potatoes, onion and celery. Simmer 1 hour longer or until beans fall apart.
Remove bone and cut up any meat into small pieces. Return to soup. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
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Mysticpass 1 year agoExcellent!
Mysticpass 1 year agoFantastic!
Marc9852 1 year agoYummy - very easy to make
brightskyes07 4 years agoI did not add the over night soaking period for the beans. Actual cook time is approximately 3 hours and prep 1 hour including cooking and mashing the potatoes. This recipe is great served with crusty bread and fruit salad. A lot of times I cook a pot of rice and serve the soupy beans over the rice. [I posted this recipe.]