Vegetable, Bean, and Ham Soup

1 bag of mixed dried beans
3 quarts of water
2 t. salt
1 ham hock
1 T. chili powder
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 c. diced celery
2 c . diced carrots
2 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
2 T. freshed squeezed lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:

Wash beans.  Place first eight ingredients in a large pot. 

Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.  Cover pot and remove from the heat. 

Allow the pot to stand for 1 hour, return to heat and bring to a boil again. 

Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables and beans are tender, about 1 hour, adding hot water, if necessary.  Remove the ham hock, allow to cool and remove the meat from the bone. 

Cut the ham into small pieces.  Add the ham, tomatoes and lemon juice to the soup. 

Simmer about 30 minutes. 

Serve with green salad and good bread.

Wrightstown Farmers Market

Winter Market: December - April 

2nd & 4th Saturdays

10AM-12PM

The Anchor Church
980 Durham Road

Wrightstown, PA18940

Regular Season: May - Thanksgiving,

9AM-1PM
2203 Second Street Pike

Wrightstown, PA 18940 (use Newtown for GPS)

(next to the Wrightstown Township Municipal Offices)

Phone: 215-378-3284

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 105

Newtown, PA 18940

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