French Market Soup
A classic homestyle French dish. 317
beans, dry mixed
Sort and wash 2 cups of the bean mix.
Place beans in a large heavy soup kettle.
Cover with water that reaches 2 inches above the beans.
The following morning:
Drain the beans, and add 2 quart water, ham hock, salt and pepper.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 1½ hours until beans are tender.
Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove ham hock from the soup, take the meat from the bone, chop and return to the soup.