In winters, when everybody is looking to find a suitable place to feel warm. There is no substitute to a hot soup, which refreshes you and allows the blood to circulate freely. Some of us do not know that you can easily make soup at home as well, which is going to be equally delicious and much more cost-effective as compared to dining-out. One such type is the navy bean soup, which is extremely delicious and is full of nutrition as well.
Navy beans - 1 lbs
Ham hock (it is used to add some great flavor to the soup, so make sure that it is smocked) - As per requirement
Large carrots - 2 pcs
Yellow onion (not sweet) - 1 pcs
Cloves of garlic - 4 pcs
6 inches of celery stalk - As per requirement
Pepper - According to taste
Salt - According to taste
Put the beans in a large pot, which is half full of water. Let the beans soak for about 7 hours.
The ideal scenario would be to put the beans in the water pot at night, as they will be ready by morning.
Once the beans are soaked, drain the beans into a strainer.
Now put some water (half full) in a clean pot and put the reconstituted beans into the pot.
Add ham hock according to your taste and a couple of pinches of salt.
Now boil the stuff for about an hour.
Your job is not done yet. While the stuff is on the burner, you need to chop up some carrots, celery and onions.
Put the chopped stuff into a bowl.
Once the boiling has been done for 60 minutes, now you need to put the chopped stuff into the bean boiler and stir it hard and put pepper in the soup according to your taste.
Let it cook for another 45 minutes and your navy bean soup is ready.