Cherokee Bean Balls

2 cups brown beans
4 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Boil beans in unsalted water until tender.

In a large mixing bowl, mix well the cornmeal, flour and baking soda. Add boiled beans and some of the bean water to the cornmeal mixture to form a stiff dough. Roll into balls and drop into pot of boiling hot water. Let cook for 30 minutes at slow boil.