Great Bean Soup Recipe

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Great Bean Soup
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  1. Cooking time does not include soaking beans.
  2. Soak beans overnight.
  3. Rinse and drain beans. In a large pot, combine beans, ham, and water.
  4. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add onion and celery and saute until light brown.
  5. Stir onions into soup, add remaining ingredients.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, all day, or until beans are tender.
  7. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary.
  8. Remove ham hock (or bone) and bay leaves; when cool enough to handle remove and discard bay leaves, skin, bone and fat.
  9. Cut meat into small pieces and return to soup.
  10. Stir, mashing some of the beans with the back of the spoon to thicken soup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 421.05 Kcal (1763 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.65g 13%
Cholesterol 3.05mg 1%
Sodium 419.17mg 17%
Potassium 1150.77mg 24%
Total Carbs 67.45g 22%
Sugars 5.37g 21%
Dietary Fiber 22.71g 91%
Protein 21.16g 42%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 9%
Iron 5.1mg 28%
Calcium 175.8mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 114.59 Kcal (480 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.35g 13%
Cholesterol 0.83mg 1%
Sodium 114.07mg 17%
Potassium 313.17mg 24%
Total Carbs 18.36g 22%
Sugars 1.46g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6.18g 91%
Protein 5.76g 42%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 9%
Iron 1.4mg 28%
Calcium 47.9mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

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