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Senate Bean Soup

Happy Monday blog family! It has been a hot minute since I have posted and I am so dang excited to be back with another recipe that is sure to warm the soul and your tastebuds: Senate bean soup! This soup is a comfort foodie’s dream packed with Navy beans, sauteed veggies and hearty chunks of ham. It is perfect for a cozy night in, wrapped in a blanket with plenty of trash reality television to watch. Keep reading to see how to make this simple and flavorful bang-a-langin’ soup!


Senate Bean Soup

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 pound dry Navy beans

1-2 pound smoked ham hock or necks

1 onion, chopped

3 stalks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, diced

2-3 cloves minced garlic

2-3 cups vegetable or chicken broth

Salt and pepper to taste

Minced parsley for garnish

Cover and soak the navy beans overnight (at least 6-8 hours) in water. Drain the beans, add the ham hock and cover with veggie or chicken broth. I used pork necks this time around and it tasted just as well.


Boil on low for 1 1/2 hours until the beans are soft and the meat is falling off the bone. Remove the ham hocks from the soup and shred the meat. Discard the bones and add the meat back to the soup along with the onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with minced parsley.


There you have it! Whether it’s a comforting meal for two or the whole family, everyone will be coming back for another bowl of this savory bad boy.

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3 thoughts on “Senate Bean Soup

  1. This looks super yum and the perfect thing to make on a cold day. Pardon my ignorance, but why is it called Senate bean soup? Was served in the Senate at some point? Or did a family named Senate came up with it?


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