One pound of mixed beans soaked over night are cooked covered in water with onions, celery and garlic sauteed with bacon in this recipe for a simple, yet hearty, soup.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 (16 ounce) package dry mixed beans
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
Soak beans in water overnight.
Fry bacon slightly, then add onion, garlic, and celery. Cook until onion is tender.
Place drained beans in large pot. Add water to cover beans. Add bacon, onions, garlic, and celery. Cook until beans are tender (this takes a while...at least 1 1/2 hours). Add salt and pepper to taste.