- 1 cup dried navy or pea beans
- 1 quart water
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup diced potato
- 1 cup diced celery and leaves
- 1 can tomatoes
- 2 tbspns flour
- 2 cups hot milk
- 2 tspns salt
- 1/2 tspn pepper
Combine beans and water in large kettle. Bring to boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Let stand for 1 hour.
Cook bacon and onion unit lightly browned. Add, with fat, to beans. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add all ingredients, except flour and milk, and simmer 30 minutes.
Thicken with flour blended with a little cold water. Add milk. Makes about 2 quarts.
(Origin - "Woman's Day Collector's Cook Book" by Woman's Day magazine, 1960. Introduction by James Beard, illustrations by Joseph Low.)
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