Tennessee River Barge Soup

Tennessee River Barge Soup

Tennessee River Barge Soup


1 pound dried small white beans

2 quarts cold water

2 to 3 pounds smoked ham hocks

1 tablespoon ham base seasoning

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 bay leaf

2 Tablespoons bacon drippings

1 onion, chopped


Wash the beans and cover with cold water in a large stock pot or kettle.

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and boil gently for 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour. Do not drain.

Add the ham hocks, garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar, and bay leaf.

Return to the heat and simmer for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.


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