Navy Bean Soup (1886)

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Sun Mar 4 03:18:04 UTC 2001

"In the Navy."
--Village People (a group sadly lacking a singing and dancing lexicographer)

   "Navy bean" has been traced to 1856 in DARE, but "Navy bean soup" is usually not recorded.  I haven't checked Making of America yet.

By J. Rosalie Benton
D. Lothrop Company
Franklin and Hawley Streets

Pg. 112:
   _Bean Soup.  (Navy Beans.)._
   Soak one quart navy beans over night.  In the morning boil them in two quarts cold water.  When tender rub them through a sieve, mashing to a soft pulp.  Put them in the soup-pot, with the water in which they were boiled.  Add water in which roast beef bones have been boiled, and season with pepper, salt, sweet marjoram, thyme and four or five cloves.  Boil fifteen minutes or longer, and serve.
   If too thick, add water.
   _Another way_ is, to boil with the beans a quarter of a pound of salt pork, also one carrot and three onions sliced.  Pulp all together through a colander.  Season, add a few cloves' heat again and serve, without the addition of stock.  Good bean soup can be made of cold "Baked Beans."  Use what is left for "Bean and Tomato Soup."

More information about the Ads-l mailing list