Bean Okra Tomato Soup
peeled and chopped
salt and black pepper
In a kettle, dutch oven, etc. bring the beans and water to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Add ham bone, tomatoes, and onion. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 1 to 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender.
Add okra and simmer 15 minutes longer.
Remove bone, cut off any meat and add meat to soup to reheat.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.