2 cups dried beans, any type you like
1 cup ham, diced
1 ham bone
1 package dry onion soup mix
2 teaspoons italian seasoning, or your favorite spices
water to cover
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped

Either soak over night or rinse the beans well. If you do not soak the beans, cook on high for 2 hours, then lower to low for 3-4 or until beans are done. To mix, add beans, ham, onion soup mix, and seasoning. Add vegetables. Add water to cover and let simmer on low for 7-8 hours on low (or see above). Stir occasionally.