This is my bean soup recipe - everyone loves it.
Ham bone and fat from cooked ham- 1
Left over ham - diced - 2 cups
Navy beans or northern beans - 2 pounds
Bacon - 1 pound
Salt and pepper - to taste
Boil clean ham bone and fat for four hours. Remove bones and fat - save broth.
Prepare dried beans according to package to cooking stage. Add beans and chopped onion to ham broth. Cook for two hours - until beans are desired consistency.
Fry or broil bacon. Chop.
Before serving add bacon, diced ham, salt, and pepper to broth. Stir and serve hot.