House Inn of St. Francisville, Louisiana USA
Creole Eight Bean Soup Recipe
2 cups or 1 lb. mixed dried beans
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 ham hocks or 2 thick slices of salt pork
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 14 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced andouille (Cajun sausage) or smoked sausage
3 bay leaves
1 cup chopped ham
2 beef bouillon cubes
12 oz. sliced okra or green beans
Salt and Tabasco to taste
1 large soup pot
Cover beans with water 2 inches above beans and soak overnight. Then drain them. Add onions, celery, bell pepper, ham hocks or salt pork, bay leaves, tomatoes with juice, seasonings, and about 10 cups of water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Add ham and andouille and simmer 1/2 hour. After this, add okra or green beans simmer an additional 15 minutes. Then check the seasonings and add salt and Tabasco to taste.
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