- 1 lb. Small white beans
- 1 small ham with bone or 4 ham hock slices
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 large onion minced
- 3 carrots chopped
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
Sort beans and soak over night, pour off soaking water and rinse with cold water Put soaked beans, ham, bay leaf, onion, and carrots into a large soup pot. Cover with about 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for about 3 hours. Cook until beans are very tender.
Remove meat from bone, cut into smaller pieces if necessary. Using a potato masher slightly mash beans. Add parsley.