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Senate Bean Soup

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This soup is a navy bean soup with bacon, ham bone, and seasonings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound navy or pea beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings or butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped, about 1 cup chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ham bone, cooked, with some meat, or 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

Preparation:

In stockpot or Dutch oven, bring beans and water to boil. Boill 2 minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 1 hour. In a skillet in hot bacon drippings or butter, sauté chopped onion, celery, and garlic until tender and lightly browned. Add vegetables to the beans with ham bone or ham hock; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Remove ham bone or ham hocks, cut off meat and mince; set aside. With a potato masher, mash beans slightly; stir in salt and pepper. Add potatoes, stirring until smooth. Add minced ham; heat through. Senate Bean Soup serves 4.

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