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  1. #1
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    INGREDIENTS:
    20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)
    2 qt water, plus 2 cups for cooking
    1 cup beef stock (chicken stock works, too; avoid vegetable stock)
    1 lb smoked ham or ham hocks
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
    1 TBS New Mexico Chili Powder
    1 TBS lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Optional:
    2 cups, carrot disks
    1 jalapeno, chopped (with seeds for heat)
    1 lb Andouille Sausage

    METHOD:
    Soak beans for at least 8 hours in the 2 quarts of water. Discard soaking
    water.

    In 5.5 quart crockpot, layer carrots, onion, jalapeno, sausage, beans, and
    ham. Add chili powder; less if you don't like things spicy. Add lemon juice,
    stock and water. Season to taste.

    Set on low and leave alone for 6-10 hours or set on high and cook for 4-5
    hours.

    Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    The Ranger



  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    In article <[email protected] dth>,
    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham
    >
    > INGREDIENTS:

    <snipped>
    >
    > Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.
    >
    > The Ranger


    Looks yummy. :-) Mine is a bit simpler but yours looks spicier.
    It's still cold enough for that kind of soup. I do like to get the bean
    mixes!
    --
    Peace! Om

    I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. -- Dalai Lama

  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:

    > 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)


    > Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....


    > In 5.5 quart crockpot.....


    Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.

    > Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.


    Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.

    nb

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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    "notbob" ha scritto nel messaggio The Ranger wrote:
    >
    >> 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)

    >
    >> Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....

    >
    >> In 5.5 quart crockpot.....

    >
    > Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.
    >
    >> Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    >
    > Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.
    >
    > nb


    You need to elaborate, because there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with
    the recipe to my eyes, and I am not a beginner.



  5. #5
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    notbob wrote:

    > On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)

    >
    >
    >>Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....

    >
    >
    >>In 5.5 quart crockpot.....

    >
    >
    > Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.
    >
    >
    >>Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    >
    >
    > Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.



    Why?

    What do you perceive as being the issue? It looks alright to me.


  6. #6
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    notbob <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:P84nl.10640$[email protected]..
    > On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)
    >> Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....
    >> In 5.5 quart crockpot.....

    >
    > Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.


    Cuz I didn't invite you? Didn't have any for leftovers; the daughter-units
    went cavegirls on it. I'd say you were wrong and it was one of the best.

    >> Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    >
    > Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.


    Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>

    The Ranger



  7. #7
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On 2009-02-19, Giusi <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>> 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)


    15 different beans!? Diff beans have distinct flavors. This trashes that
    benefit.

    >>> Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....


    Soaking beans makes for tough skins and soggy centers.

    >>> In 5.5 quart crockpot.....


    Slowcooker? Why bother soaking?

    >> Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.


    IMO...


    >> Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.


    needs no elaboration.

    nb

  8. #8
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>


    You mix 15 beans but are repulsed at mixing beers (drank separately)?

    Whatever.

    nb

  9. #9
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    notbob <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Jufnl.5016$[email protected]..
    > On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>

    >
    > You mix 15 beans but are repulsed at mixing beers (drank separately)?
    >

    Yes. I cannot tell you the different beans or anything other than the soup
    tasted great. Drinking the two beers, even seperately, is like mixing wine.
    It is done but I prefer enjoying a single style with my food, regardless of
    where I'm dining.

    The Ranger



  10. #10
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:21:55 -0800, "The Ranger"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >notbob <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:Jufnl.5016$[email protected]..
    >> On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>> Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>

    >>
    >> You mix 15 beans but are repulsed at mixing beers (drank separately)?
    >>

    >Yes. I cannot tell you the different beans or anything other than the soup
    >tasted great. Drinking the two beers, even seperately, is like mixing wine.
    >It is done but I prefer enjoying a single style with my food, regardless of
    >where I'm dining.


    I've had 15 bean soup (not yours), and loved it. Even Crash (an even
    pickier eater than I) loved it.

    Carol

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    Change "invalid" to JamesBond's agent number to reply.

  11. #11
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:04:41 +0100, Giusi wrote:

    > "notbob" ha scritto nel messaggio The Ranger wrote:
    >>
    >>> 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)

    >>
    >>> Soak beans for at least 8 hours.....

    >>
    >>> In 5.5 quart crockpot.....

    >>
    >> Sorry, Range. Worst bean recipe I've ever run across.
    >>
    >>> Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    >>
    >> Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > You need to elaborate, because there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with
    > the recipe to my eyes, and I am not a beginner.


    i'm not notbob, but...

    i would shy away from the tomatoes, chili powder, and carrots, but only
    because that, to me, is not bean soup. i'm sure it's good soup; i would
    just call it something different. in bean soup, beans and ham should be
    the stars.

    but that's a theological discussion, much like 'what makes a proper chili.'

    but maybe i'm all wet, since it's a 15-bean soup recipe and my thinking is
    geared towards navy pea beans.

    your pal,
    blake

  12. #12
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:19:18 -0800, The Ranger wrote:

    > notbob <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:P84nl.10640$[email protected]..
    >> On 2009-02-19, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>> Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.

    >>
    >> Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.

    >
    > Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>
    >
    > The Ranger


    many people in the u.k. do exactly that.

    your pal,
    blake

  13. #13
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    Damsel in dis Dress <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > I've had 15 bean soup (not yours), and loved it. Even Crash (an even
    > pickier eater than I) loved it.


    Yeah. nb's got TIA Syndrome going. I'll be adding that soup to Clan Ranger's
    weekly rotation. It was easy to make and even easier to clean up after the
    meal. I can understand him not wanting to do it, though. A 5.5 quart
    crockpot would make more than he could consume at a single meal. It would
    also create an issue with being too full to enjoy the high from his Bud Lite
    Binge.

    The Ranger



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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham


    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote :
    >
    > but maybe i'm all wet, since it's a 15-bean soup recipe and my thinking is
    > geared towards navy pea beans.
    >

    I think this is true. What you say is true for navy bean soup, the beans
    have a distinctive but delicate flavor. But for 15-bean, the spicier the
    better. I use hot Italian sausage and cajun seasonings. I add a small can of
    diced tomatoes or some salsa, too.



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    mequeenbe.nospam Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham


    >
    > METHOD:
    > Soak beans for at least 8 hours in the 2 quarts of water. Discard soaking
    > water.
    >
    > In 5.5 quart crockpot, layer carrots, onion, jalapeno, sausage, beans, and
    > ham. Add chili powder; less if you don't like things spicy. Add lemon juice,
    > stock and water. Season to taste.
    >
    > Set on low and leave alone for 6-10 hours or set on high and cook for 4-5
    > hours.
    >
    > Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.
    >
    > The Ranger


    i also have a bag of the 15 beans in the freezer and this looks great.
    thanks for posting this. i don't eat ham (too salty) but will try it
    using smoked turkey legs and/or wings.

    harriet & critters in azusa (everything from a to z in the usa...or so
    they tell me)

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    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:18n6hyxtplpii.l5yzdx39z8s6$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:19:18 -0800, The Ranger wrote:
    >>>> Serve with hearty bread and an IPA or stout.
    >>>
    >>> Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.

    >>
    >> Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>
    >>

    > many people in the u.k. do exactly that.


    They also have crooked teeth...

    The Ranger



  17. #17
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > i'm not notbob, but...
    >
    > i would shy away from the tomatoes, chili powder, and carrots, but only
    > because that, to me, is not bean soup. i'm sure it's good soup; i would
    > just call it something different. in bean soup, beans and ham should be
    > the stars.


    Agreed. I added the carrots because I like carrots. The tomatoes and chili
    powder were added for bite and heat; it's not a sweet soup like navy bean or
    some of the garbonzo bean soups.

    > but that's a theological discussion, much like 'what makes a proper
    > chili.'


    You're in church; such discussions are always welcome!

    > but maybe i'm all wet, since it's a 15-bean soup recipe and
    > my thinking is geared towards navy pea beans.


    It's been my experience that a sweetener is used in navy bean soup, or pea
    soups, so the single bean stands out beyond texture. The ham is often an
    after-thought, like in pea soup.

    The Ranger



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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:19:18 -0800, The Ranger wrote:


    >> Which beer? The stout or the IPA. Don't mix 'em. <shudder>


    >many people in the u.k. do exactly that.


    Not usually with an IPA, but with an ale, yes.

    Steve

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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    "blake murphy" ha scritto nel messaggio
    Giusi wrote:
    >
    >> "notbob" ha scritto nel messaggio The Ranger wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> 20 oz assorted dried beans (lima, navy, pinto, etc.)


    >>> Better yet, toss the beans and enjoy the beer.
    >>>
    >>> nb

    >>
    >> You need to elaborate, because there doesn't seem to be anything wrong
    >> with
    >> the recipe to my eyes, and I am not a beginner.

    >
    > i'm not notbob, but...
    >
    > i would shy away from the tomatoes, chili powder, and carrots, but only>
    > because that, to me, is not bean soup. i'm sure it's good soup; i would>
    > just call it something different. in bean soup, beans and ham should be>
    > the stars.
    > but maybe i'm all wet, since it's a 15-bean soup recipe and my thinking
    > is> geared towards navy pea beans.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Your are wet. Every cold country has bean soup and they are all different!
    Maybe chili-bean soup for this one or even veg chili. But what's wrong with
    pasta e fagioli, which has no ham in it? Loads of bean soups are
    vegetarian, many countries don't make smoked hams. Ranger offered a recipe
    that sounds like it would make a tasty winter supper, so why does nb say
    it's the worst bean recipe he's ever seen?



  20. #20
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Rec: 15 Bean Soup & Smoked Ham

    Giusi <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > Your are wet.


    Guisi! Gotta love it! "You're all wet." You're English is better than my
    Italian but that's not why I'm replying.

    > Every cold country has bean soup and they are all different! Maybe
    > chili-bean soup for this one or even veg chili. But
    > what's wrong with pasta e fagioli, which has no ham in it? Loads of bean
    > soups are vegetarian, many countries don't
    > make smoked hams. Ranger offered a recipe that sounds
    > like it would make a tasty winter supper, so why does nb
    > say it's the worst bean recipe he's ever seen?


    I'll help you out herer. nb loves seeing people rise to the surface after
    his chumming the waters with such a provocatively simple piece of prose.

    If he could tell the difference between two beans in a blind-tasting after
    cooking, I'd be surprised.

    But he has taken rfc into a new level of food-based discussion, something
    Duh-Wayne, Sheldumb, and Petri wouldn't understand.

    The Ranger



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