Senate Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.7
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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We have this soup at least once a week in the colder months of the year. We have this soup at least once a week in the colder months of the year.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 1/4 c. white beans (navy)
    1 hamhock, small
    3 ribs celery + leafy tops, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 large potato, peeled & diced
    1 onion, minced
    7 c. cold water
    salt & pepper
    bay leaf


Soak beans in water overnight or place beans in stock pot and cover with boiling water. Place lid on pot and let soak for 1 hour. (the pot should not be on any heat)

Drain soaking liquid and return beans to stock pot. Add 7 c. cold water and one small hamhock. Add bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.

Remove hamhock to a cutting board and allow to cool.

Add to stock pot garlic, onion, potato, celery, salt and pepper to taste.

Remove meat from hamhock, chop, and return to stock pot, discarding bone and skin.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

With a potato masher, gently mash soup to give it a creamier texture.


Makes 6, 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AGCUNNIN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love love love this soup! I cook longer, don't mash, and usually use some leftover ham. It is so tasty on a winter evening! - 1/4/11

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  • Very Good
    I made this tonight. Needed to soak the beans a bit longer I think - they soaked for 4 hours. We added 1/4 cup of milk and cut some ham up into it instead of the ham hocks. Needed more liquid though. Next time I'll probably add a bit more water. Nice and filling! And tasty! - 1/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    I love this soup. Like the poster, I make often and then freeze leftovers for my lunches. So delicious and filling with just a sliced apple and piece of cheese. - 9/29/11

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  • Sounds yummy! - 3/6/10

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