Paula Deen's Senate Bean Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by CookinMamaof3

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks tasty. Do not use country ham (it is too salty).

Top Review by akgrown

This was yummy! I added a few finely chopped carrots and celery and it's the best Senate bean soup I've ever had! Love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans in hot water until they are white.
  2. Place beans in stockpot, add water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
  4. Heat butter in small skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add onion to butter and saute until lightly brown, then add to pot of beans.
  6. Remove 2 cups bean mixture, puree in blender, then return to stockpot.
  7. Add ham to soup.
  8. Just before serving, add salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with parsley.

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