1 lb Dried Great Northern Beans, prepared in advance
2 quarts Water
1 Meaty Ham Bone
2 cups of Diced Ham
1 tsp Salt, or to taste
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Ketchup
1 small Onion, chopped
1 Carrot, shredded
3 - 4 dashes Tabasco Hot Sauce (optional)
Place the dry beans in a medium soup pot and cover with about 2 inches of water. Let soak for 6 - 8 hours, or overnight. Drain the beans, then return to the soup pot.
Combine beans with 2 quarts of water. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring the soup to a full boil. Lower heat and simmer for 2 - 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serves about 5 - 6.