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    Senate Bean Soup

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    3 hrs 30 mins

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    3 hrs

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    This is an old recipe given to me by my mother. I have tasted different versions but this one is my family's favorite.

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    1. 1
      Wash and sort beans; in large kettle, cover beans with 6-8 c hot water.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes; remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Add another 2 quarts of cold water and ham bone.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
    5. 5
      Stir in remaining ingredients; simmer 20-30 minutes until beans are tender.
    6. 6
      Remove ham bone, trim off meat and return meat to soup; remove bay leaf.
    7. 7
      Serve hot; freezes well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2002


      This is the best!! I followed your directions exactly and wouldn't change a thing. The beans were very tender. The soup was rich and creamy and had the most wonderful ham flavor. The ham bone really makes a difference. Thanks Nurse Di.

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    • on May 16, 2002


      This was absolutely wonderful. Smells great cooking, tastes even better. I couldn't find a ham bone, so I used one of those packages of ham cubes (real ham, just cut in cubes). Still tasted awesome.

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    • on November 21, 2002


      I have made this soup twice since finding this recipe site. We think it is the best and I have tried quite a few bean soup recipes. So creamy and thick. I used the ham bone but it wasn't all that meaty so I added some chopped up leftover ham. Wonderful and thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Senate Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 111.2
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 151.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 5.5 g

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