1 ham bone
1 lb. white beans
1 can whole tomatoes, mashed or chopped with juice
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 lb. tasso, cubed
1 carrot, grated
3 med. red potatoes, peeled; cubed
5 cans chicken broth
Red, black and white peppers to taste
Tabasco to taste
Place all ingredients in soup kettle.
Bring to boil, lower heat and cover.
Simmer until beans and potatoes are "cooked to pieces",
about 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove ham bone. Adjust seasonings.
Be sure to taste for salt before adding any...
there's plenty in the tasso and chicken broth.