Northern Bean Soup, Quick and Easy Comfort Soup Recipe. Soak the Beans a Day Ahead in the Fridge. Easy Next Day Prep. Great With Muffins and Crackers. Drop in a Ham Bone When Simmering.

This soup is a staple for Northern Michigan and is easy to prepare!

Northern Bean Soup      serves 10+

It is important to soak beans overnight in water, and place in fridge. Drain water before adding to vegetables and broth.

1 lb dried northern beans
1 onion, diced
3 ribs celery, diced
2-3 potatoes, peeled, diced
3 carrots, peeled, diced
3 tbsp chicken base
8 c water
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 ham bone (with 1 lb ham)

In large soup kettle, place all ingredients except beans. Bring to boil then add beans. Boil on medium heat for about 2 1/2 hours or until beans are incorporated and soup is thick. Watch carefully near the end so soup doesn't stick to kettle as it thickens. Serve with
salads, crackers, and fresh bread