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A River of Recipes: Native American Recipes Using Commodity Foods by the USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, public domain government resource—original source of recipe

  • Serves: 8-10

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Put beans in water and boil 2 minutes.
  2. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 1 hour.
  3. Add chopped onion to beans.
  4. Bring to a boil and gently simmer 2 to 2½ hours, or until beans are tender.
  5. Add ham or ham bone and cook for 1 hour.
  6. Add more water if needed.
  7. 15 minutes before done, remove 1 cup beans, mash and return to soup (this will thicken soup).
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