Congressional Bean Soup- Grandma's

Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

Grandma had this recipe for years and made it in a stockpot. It was supposedly developed for the US Congress in the eartly 1900's.

Later both Mom and Grandma made this in a crockpot and added seasonings. The original recipe is rather bland. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.

This is good served hot with corn bread.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

8 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
navy beans
4 c
chicken broth
4 c
water
3 c
diced cooked ham
1
ham bone with some meat attached, optional
1 1/2 c
diced onion
1 c
sliced celery
1/2 c
sliced carrot
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1
bay leaf
6 dash(es)
hot sauce, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Originally Grandma made this soup in a stock pot. Later she and my Mom it in a crock pot. Since that easier I have used the crock pot directions.
2
Place all ingredients in Crock-Pot. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until beans are tender. Adjust seasonings. These beans can be bland so more spices may be to your liking.

Serve hot with corn bread.
3
Remove bay leaf and ham bone if used. Serve hot with corn bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups