- net weight ounces dried navy beans, cleaned and soaked
- fluid ounces water
- onion(s), chopped
- carrot(s), chopped
- celery stalk(s), chopped
- net weight ounces ham, chopped
- fluid ounces ground black pepper
To soak the beans, either cover with water and leave to sit overnight or use the quick soak method. To quick soak beans, bring them to a boil and let simmer for about 2 minutes. Cover, remove from heat, and allow to sit for 1 hour.
After soaking, drain the water and add fresh water, onion, carrots, celery, and ham to the beans.
Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2-4 hours, or until the beans are tender. Add water, as needed, during the cooking process.
Season with black pepper and serve hot.