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Senate Bean Soup

Senate Bean Soup


  • 2 cups dry Bean Medley or Jacob's Cattle Gold Beans (about 1#)
  • 1 meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 cup each chopped onion, celery, and carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. each pepper, nutmeg, oregano and basil
  • 1 bay leaf


In a large kettle, cover beans with 6-8 cups of hot water. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand one hour. Add another 2 quarts of cold water and a ham bone. Bring to a boil and simmer about an hour. Stir in remaining ingredients. Continue simmering 20-30 minutes, or until beans and veggies are tender. Remove ham bone. After letting it cool a bit, trim off meat and return the meat to the soup. Makes about 3 quarts of soup.

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