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Navy Bean Soup (VRP 034)

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Navy Bean Soup

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Navy Bean Soup Recipe

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Navy Bean Soup (VRP 34)


  • 1 pound navy beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 ham bone
  • 2 cups ham, cubed
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash of pepper
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce


  1. Rinse bean
  2. Heat beans in boiling water
  3. Boil gently for 2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour
  5. Add remaining ingredients
  6. Heat to boiling
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until beans are soft
  8. Skim off foam occasionally
  9. Add more water if necessary
  10. Remove bay leaf

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