Cranberry Bean Soup with Turnip Greens

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This is a really hearty bean soup perfect for a cold winter day.

Cranberry Bean and Turnip Green Soup

  • 1 lb cranberry beans washed and soaked in cold water overnight
  • 1 ham hock
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 2 celery ribs diced fine
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 onion diced fine
  • 4 tbsp oregano, chopped fresh
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bunch turnip greens, washed, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat or oil

In a large stock pot heat oil and saute the onion over medium low until golden brown. Add celery and mushrooms and saute until browned. Add garlic and ham hock and sear meat on all sides. Add beans with the soaking liquid, chicken stock and half the oregano. Bring to a boil then simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Remove ham hock and cut meat from it. Add meat, torn turnip greens and remaining oregano to beans. Continue to cook until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread or cornbread.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to Cranberry Bean Soup with Turnip Greens

  1. Oh, I love soups like this and have a ham hock I need to use before the really warm weather arrives.

  2. laurasmess says:

    I’ve never heard of cranberry beans. How interesting! The combination of ingredients sounds amazing… I’d definitely devour a huge bowl of this on a cold day. Note to self: find cranberry beans…

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    I’m loving all these new beans you’re introducing us to. Tomorrow night we’re having bean and kale soup and I’ve been dreaming about it all week.

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