Senate Bean Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Another version of the famous soup. Prep time does not include time to prepare beans before cooking, so allow time for that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, soak beans overnight in 6 cups of water (or bring to a boil, boil 3 minutes, remove from heat, and let stand, covered, for 1 hour).
  2. Add remaining 4 cups of water, the ham hock, bay leaf, and pepper; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hours or until beans are almost tender.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover; cook 20-30 minutes more or until beans are tender.
  5. Discard bay leaf before serving soup.

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