U. S. Senate Bean Soup

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Served in the dining room of the U.S. Senate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put beans and enough water to cover in pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and soak for 1 hour.
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. In large pot, put beans, ham bone, and 3 quarts water.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat,cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  8. Add next 5 ingredients.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Simmer for 1 hour.
  11. Remove hambone.
  12. Remove meat from bone and cut in small pieces.
  13. Return to pot.
  14. Heat through.
Most Helpful

Once again Inez, you have submitted a delicious recipe! This is perhaps one of the best bean soups I have ever eaten. My only negative comment is that I thought 3 onions would be a bit much, so I used only one. It turned out well. I think 3 onions would just overwhelm the flavor of this great soup.

choco chip October 21, 2002

YUM!! I added chopped carrots. Great soup!

Not-2-Sweet December 13, 2009