For the Soak
1 pound dried Navy Beans or other small white beans
water to cover beans
the soaked beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon onion powder (use real onion if desired, I use powder because my husband hates onions)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes with juice
3 carrots, peeled and diced
6 cups vegetable stock
- For the soak, place the beans in a large pot or bowl, cover with water and allow to sit overnight. Beans will increase in size as they absorb the water. Drain and rinse the beans for cooking.
- In a large stock pot, combine the above ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to simmer for 1 1/2 hour.
- Serve warm and enjoy!