Feb 072010
 
  1. Buy a bag of dried beans for 15-bean soup (throw away the spice packet).
  2. Soak the beans in a pot of salted water overnight (about 12 hours).
  3. Stir the beans and throw away any floaters. Drain, rinse and put back in the pot with enough water to cover by 1-2 inches.
  4. Add one coarsely chopped onion and four stalks of coarsely chopped celery.
  5. Toss in a ham hock and a half bottle McCormick Cajun Seasoning.
  6. Simmer for three hours, adding more water if necessary.
  7. Add a can of crushed tomatoes and simmer for 2-3 hours until tender.