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Senate Bean Soup

 

It is a bit chilly today, hence I decided to cook a pot of soup. I decided to make my favorite white bean soup recipe. Since I did not soak by dried beans overnight I decided to use my quick soak method from an earlier post you can read it here. I also like to use fresh herbs and fresh vegetables in my white bean soup recipe.

Fun fact: The U.S. Senate serves bean soup every day read more about the tradition here.

Bean soup with ham

Bean soup with ham

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Senate Bean Soup Recipe

Cooking a pot of bean soup only takes a few minutes of prep time and is an inexpensive family meal.  They will enjoy a warm bowl of creamy white bean soup on a cold day.

Organic Soup Vegetables

I like to start with organic ingredients when possible.

Fresh vegetables and beans for soup

Fresh vegetables and beans for soup

Organic Stock

Organic stock can be loaded with sodium so be sure to check the label for sodium content. I like to use one low or no sodium to add a little flavor without the full sodium content.

Bean soup with ham and stock

Bean soup with ham and stock

 

Bean soup with ham

Senate Bean Soup

Make a delicious inexpensive white bean soup for a one-pot-meal. Use canned beans or quick soak dried beans, bean soup with ham...
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bean Soup, Senate Bean Soup, U.S. Senate Bean Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 458kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Dried White beans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 leeks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 ham hock
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon fresh sage
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • Either soak the beans overnight or use my quick soak method.
  • Place dried beans in a Dutch oven or heavy pot and cover with water (add enough water to one inch more than the top the beans.)
  • Once the beans have soaked overnight drain and rinse.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat.
  • Add the leeks and cook about 1 minute. Add garlic, carrots, and celery and cook 5 minutes longer.
  • Add ham hock, stocks, sage, and bay leaf.
  • Heat to boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until the beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • Discard the bay leaf. Remove the ham hocks and cut off the meat and chop it into pieces and set aside.
  • Remove about 4 cups of soup into a deep bowl puree with an immersion blender.
  • Then return to the soup pot.
  • Continue pureeing until about ¾ of the soup is pureed.

Equipment

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 2146mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7783IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 10mg
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Supplies

In a Dutch oven heat, olive oil to medium-low then add your prepared vegetables and sautee.

Sauteing soup vegetables

Sauteing soup vegetables

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Ham Hock or Ham Bone for Bean Soup

I use a ham bone if I have one leftover or one I have frozen, but in the event, I don’t have one I purchase a ham hock. So, the next time you cook a ham freeze the ham bone for later. I think this is the best navy bean recipe. However, you can do it any way you like it such as making it a vegan bean soup.

Ham hock and fresh parsley

Ham hock and fresh parsley

Adding some fresh ground pepper to bean soup

Adding some fresh ground pepper to bean soup

Soup garnished with fresh sage

Soup garnished with fresh sage

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Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

Thank you so much for your visit. What’s on your menu this week?

Bon Appetite,

Kippi

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Crissy

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Yum! My kind of soup for fall! Pinned!

Kathy

Saturday 5th of September 2020

I will be making this for my family. This sounds hearty and comforting, perfect for fall and winter.

joanne

Friday 7th of February 2020

can this soup be made in a crock pot.....

agnes

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

I am so making that soup tonight!! Those amazing pictures are making me hungry! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Kippi

Friday 7th of February 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the soup too. Have a great day, Kippi

Marie

Friday 31st of January 2020

Your bean soup sounds delicious, Kippi. I'm always looking for homemade soup recipes to enjoy over the winter and this one will definitely be landing on our dinner table soon. Thanks for the recipe! Pinned

Kippi

Friday 31st of January 2020

Thank you so much for your visit. I hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do. Have a great weekend, Kippi

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