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Senate Bean Soup (VRP 040)

Senate Bean Soup (VRP 040)

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Senate Bean Soup

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Senate Bean Soup Recipe

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Senate Bean Soup
Yield: 8 servings

Senate Bean Soup (VRP 40)


  • 2 pounds small navy beans
  • 4 quarts hot water
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Wash and sort beans and run through hot water until beans are white again.
  2. Put in a pot with hot water.
  3. Add ham hocks and simmer, covered, about 3 hours.
  4. Braise chopped onion in a little butter, and when brown, add to soup.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Senate Bean Soup

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