To quick soak the beans put the pot of beans. Combine the beans 8 cups water and next 4 ingredients 8 cups water through bay leaves in pan and bring to a boil.
When ready to make the soup fry the salt pork in a stock pot.
Navy bean soup. Soak dried navy beans or other white beans if desired in the 2 12 quarts of water overnight. Add the drained beans tomatoes chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Raise heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook stirring occasionally until the beans are tender and the soup has thickened. How to Make Navy Bean Soup Wash and rinse the beans and discard any debris or dark-colored beans.
Let soak for at least 8 hours or use the quick soak method. Youll know when the soup is done cooking because the beans will be very tender. Discard the soaking water.
Stir the ingredients then position the ham bone in the middle of the mixture. Add the smoked ham shank navy beans chicken broth water and the bay leaf to the pot and stir well. Just add the dried navy beans water broth onion carrot celery garlic and bay leaf to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
Stir in the marjoram and season to taste with salt and pepper. Rinse and sort the beans carefully looking for dirt or small rocks. Cover reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
In a large stockpot combine the rinsed beans ham hock and water. Put rinsed beans in a large pan and cover with two inches of water. Add the onions carrots celery and potato.
Stir in the sliced carrot. It will take about 6-8 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs and discard.
Cook the soup on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours.