Congressional Bean Soup- Grandma's

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
8 Hr

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Congressional Bean Soup- Grandma's

Step-by-Step

  • 1Originally 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.
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3Remove bay leaf and ham bone if used. Serve hot with corn bread.

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About Congressional Bean Soup- Grandma's

Course/Dish: Bean Soups




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