Sherry Peyton Recipe

Salute the US Navy Bean Soup

By Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton

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Sherry's Story

This is the US Senate's navy Bean Soup, tweaked hardly at all. It's basic, and beany. If you have ham for Christmas, then save that bone! If you like this recipe, see others at my website:


regular bag of dried navy beans (1 1/2 c approx)
ham bone, or smoked ham hock
1 large
onion, diced
ribs of celery chopped
1 large
potato, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
salt and pepper, each

Directions Step-By-Step

Use your favorite method for the beans (soaking over night, or fast soak) drain the soaking water. Add 7 cups of water to the beans and add the ham bone. Simmer until beans are tender (about 1 1/4 hours). Remove the ham bone or hock, discard any fat and dice up the ham. Return to the pot.
Add the balance of the ingredients and simmer until potatoes are done. (20-30 minutes)
I mash some of the beans up with a potato masher to thicken the soup. You can omit this of course.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #ham, #navy

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Feb 8, 2014 - Sasha Kamen shared this recipe with discussion group: COUNTRY COOKIN!
tammie harris granny020
Feb 28, 2013
I add cabbage.
Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton
Mar 19, 2012
Oh my, it's nearly 75 here in Iowa. The weather is so screwed up with this global warming. We are moving to N Mexico, and it will probably go into an ice age. Hope the soup turned out. We love it every winter when it gets cold.
Gloria Bermingham gbermingham
Mar 18, 2012
Its on the stove....thank you for the recipe! Its actually cold today for southern California standard anyway... Its in the 50's....dont laugh.
Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton
Jan 8, 2012
Like most soup, it seems to get better the longer it sits in the fridge. Finished it off yesterday, and that was the end of our Christmas ham! We had just a little diced ham left in the freezer, and my husband fixed himself an omelet with that. lol