U. S. Senate Bean Soup

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Served in the dining room of the U.S. Senate.

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  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   3 cloves garlic
  • add   1 meaty ham bone
  • add   3 medium onions
  • add   1 cup instant potato flakes
  • add   1 lb dried great northern beans
  • add   1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • add   3 celery ribs


  1. Put beans and enough water to cover in pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and soak for 1 hour.
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. In large pot, put beans, ham bone, and 3 quarts water.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat,cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  8. Add next 5 ingredients.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Simmer for 1 hour.
  11. Remove hambone.
  12. Remove meat from bone and cut in small pieces.
  13. Return to pot.
  14. Heat through.