Crock-Pot Congressional Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.6
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,059.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g

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Introduction

A crock-pot version of the famous bean soup prepared regularly for the U.S. Senate. A crock-pot version of the famous bean soup prepared regularly for the U.S. Senate.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    8 cups water
    1 LB. dried small white beans
    2 cups diced cooked ham or a meaty ham bone
    1 cup finely chopped celery
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
    1 tsp salt
    ¼ tsp pepper
    1 bay leaf

Tips

Beans may be soaked overnight instead of boiling and standing.

If beans are soaked instead of boiled, prep time is only 5 minutes.


Directions

1. Sort beans, discarding any foreign material.
Rinse well and drain.

2. In a large pan, bring water to a boil.
Add beans and boil gently 2 minutes.
Turn off heat and let stand 1 hour.

3. Pour into a slow cooker.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook on LOW 12 to 14 hours or until beans are very soft.

4. Remove bay leaf and ham bone.
Cut meat off bone; return meat to beans.
Discard bone and bay leaf.

Serve soup hot.

Serving Size: makes 6-8 1-1½ cup servings

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