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Senate Bean Soup

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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This easy bean soup recipe is a winner. Bake a fresh loaf of bread to accompany and you have wonderful comfort food.
by: TBSP Geoff
Updated May 7, 2015
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  • 2 pounds dried navy beans, washed and drained
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 medium ham hocks
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1
    Rinse beans in hot water until they whiten. Place beans in large stockpot, add water and bring to boil.
  • 2
    In separate small saute pan, heat butter and saute onion until lightly browned. Add to the pot of beans with ham hocks. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
  • 3
    With 30 minutes remaining, remove ham hocks and let cool. Dice meat and return to soup. Add salt and pepper and increase heat to bring soup to boiling before serving.

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