1 pound shredded smoked ham 1 pound dry navy beans, washed 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 large onion, diced 6 medium carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick 8 cups water Salt and pepper to taste
Wash and soak beans for one hour prior to cooking. Add beans to large stock pot, add water and onions; cover and simmer 2 hours. Add ham and carrots; cover and simmer 20 minutes, then add potatoes, salt and pepper. Let cook on medium heat until potatoes are tender and serve with crackers, or some good, crusty bread.