|1½ cup||Idaho Great Northern beans|
|Meaty ham bone OR- smoked ham hock|
|1 medium||Onion; chopped|
|1||Clove garlic; crushed|
|1 medium||Potato; diced|
|1 cup||Chopped celery|
|½ cup||Chopped green pepper|
|Salt and pepper|
Soak beans according to directions, using either method. Drain beans and measure liquid. Add water to make 1-½ quarts. Place beans, liquid, ham bone, onion and garlic in large kettle. Simmer 1-½ to 2 hours, or until tender. Add potato, carrots, celery and green pepper.
Simmer 30 minutes longer. Remove ham bone. Cut up meat and return to soup. Thicken with flour blended with a little cold water. Add milk and heat gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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