1 oz TSTE® Colonial Seasoning
1 oz TSTE® Vik's Garlic Fix! Spice Blend
1½ tsp TSTE® Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt
½ tsp TSTE® White Pepper - Fine Ground
From the Grocer
1 cup dried white pea beans (navy beans), picked over
1¼-1½" thick slice ham or ham bone with meat
2 TBS butter
3 medium onions, finely chopped
4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
¼ cup chopped parsley (optional garnish)
PLACE beans in a large soup pot, cover with cold water, and let sit overnight. Drain and rinse beans. *
IN the same soup pot over medium-high heat, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add beans and ham. Cover pot and let simmer 1 hr.
IN a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onions and celery; sauté until vegetables are soft. Add vegetables, TSTE® Colonial Seasoning, TSTE® Vik's Garlic Fix! Spice Blend, and mashed potatoes to the cooked soup and let simmer an additional 1 hr or until beans are thoroughly cooked.
REMOVE ham. Cut ham into small pieces, removing bone and fat; return to soup pot. Add TSTE® Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt and TSTE® White Pepper - Fine Ground.
SERVE in soup bowls and garnish with parsley.
*To speed up soaking the beans, try this quick-soak method: cover dried beans with cold water; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 to 2 hrs. Drain and rinse beans.
Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 14 hrs 5 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hr 5 mins