Bean Soup 1

3 cups dry navy or great northern beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
1 ham hock or 1 cup diced cooked ham
2 cups chicken broth
2-1/2 cups water
3 tsp creole seasoning
2 tsp dried parsley
2-3 carrots - diced small
Salt and pepper to taste

Soak beans overnight or boil on medium heat for 2 hours. Drain beans and put in large soup pot. Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil - reduce heat cover and simmer 3-4 hours.

If using ham hock, take out and remove meat and return hock (not meat) to pot.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana