Bean And Barley Soup With Ham
If you love hot bean soup on a cold winter's day, this is the soup for you. It's delicious and very filling.
1 lg. potato, finely diced 1 carrot, finely diced 1 C. diced tomatoes 1 bay leaf 4 C. Great Northern beans, canned and undrained 1 C. barley 2 C. cooked ham, finely diced 6 C. water 1 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste 3/4 tsp. pepper or to taste
In a crock pot ,add potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, bay leaf, beans, barley, ham and water. Cook on high for 5 hours. Add salt and pepper and stir to combine. Discard bay leaf and serve.Note: dry beans can be used if soaked over night. Make enough beans to make 4 cups and drain.