U. S. Senate Bean Soup Recipe

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U. S. Senate Bean Soup

donna clark

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@donnacl

I lived in Richmond Va. for 16 years, and on the weekends, would go into D.C. I loved to go through the U.S. Capital. The U.S. Senate has came to stand for many things in the Republic. One is its bean soup. Cookes ladle out gallons of 8-oz servings each day in the 11 dining rooms on the Hill.Senate bean soup can be served on any occasion that warrants a hot, steamy, filling and thick soup such as this. I love bean soup and this is a tasty recipe that I enjoy very much.


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Serves:

a large pot

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
great nothern or navy beans
1
meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
3 qt
water to cover the beans
3 medium
onions chopped finley
3 clove
minced garlic
3
stalks celery. finely chopped
1/4 c
finely chopped parsley
1 c
mashed potatoes or 1/3 cup instant potato flacks
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/4 tsp
salt to taste
snippets of parsley or chives to garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place beans in a pot of cold water and soak overnight, drain the beans and replace the water to cook.
2
Using a 5-quart pot , place the drained beans in with 3-quarts of cold water.Bring the water to a boil , reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 2 hours along with the ham bone.
3
In the meantime chop the onions, garlic, celery, and parsley. When the beans and meat has cooked for 2 hours , add the chopped vegatables and the potatos to the pot. Simmer for one hour longer or until beans are tender.
4
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the bones and meat from the soup, Dice the meat into 1/2 inch pieces and return to the pot. Discard the bones. Garnish with snippets of parsley or chives when ready to ladle into bowls.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy