Bean Soup

  1. cook the beans using the quick soak method
  2. combine the ingredients into the same pot used to soak the beans
  3. bring to a boil
  4. reduce heat and let simmer for an hour or until the beans are tender

"quick soak" method for beans:

  1. place beans in pot filled with water
  2. bring water to a boil
  3. cover, remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour
  4. drain and rinse
  5. Note: this recipe works well in a crock pot