Happy Father's Day everyone! My heavenly Father adopted me and I'm very happy with Him. I'm back from my SparkBreak and have a recipe for you. Fathers may want some all-out meat dish like pulled BBQ beef or pork, or crock pot ribs, so since that's traditional I thought I'd share something that's not.
So here is Ham and Bean Soup, from About.com's weekly emailed crock pot recipe. southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotso up /r/cpweekly36.htm This would be so easy to make substitutions, additions, go vegetarian, etc. Personally I would use some bean other than navy, and I'd also add extra veggies. Great with kale, swiss chard, arugula, endive, etc.
Ham and Bean Soup 1 pound dried Navy beans, sorted and soaked overnight, drained 2 quarts water 1 meaty ham bone or chunks of ham 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3/4 cup chopped celery with leaves 1/2 cup chopped onion Combine beans and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer; cook just until tender. Combine beans and liquid with remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Serves 8.
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