Harvest bean chowder

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Idaho Great Northern beans
\N \N Water
\N \N Meaty ham bone OR- smoked ham hock
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 \N Clove garlic; crushed
1 medium Potato; diced
2 \N Carrots; sliced
1 cup Chopped celery
½ cup Chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons Flour
3 cups Milk
\N \N 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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