Senate Bean Soup
This recipe for Senate Bean Soup is served every day at the Senate restaurant and has been on the menu since the early 20th century. If you are looking for something to serve it with, be sure to check out Homemade Bread Recipes.
Learn more about the History of Food and view the background of dishes and brands, read through recipe roundups, tips for food prep, and more.
Senate Bean Soup Recipe Card Details
Senate Bean Soup Recipe Card Front
Front of the recipe card for Senate Bean Soup.
Vintage Recipe Box 40 Overview
We THINK Vintage Recipe Box 40 came to us from Iowa (we were not tracking the information when we first started collecting the vintage recipe boxes) and that the original owner had multiple boxes.
This vintage recipe box was produced by Ohio Art. At this time we do not know when the recipe box was sold.
There are lots of fun recipes to read in the box this recipe for Senate Bean Soup was with. Click here to view all of Vintage Recipe Box 40 recipes and to learn more about the history of the recipes and the recipe box.
Start your own recipe box for your family or friends. Click here to view New and Vintage Recipe Boxes.
Once you have your recipe boxes, you will need recipe cards. Click here to view Recipe Cards and Templates.
Want to protect your recipe cards from splats and splatters in the kitchen? Click here to view Recipe Card Protectors and Sleeves.
If you LOVE vintage items, you can also find unique and fun vintage items on Groupon.
Join Our Vintage Recipe Community
We would love for you to join our Facebook group to discuss this recipe and others!!!
Every once and a while you can find a good cookbook with Vintage Recipes on Amazon. I don’t have any recommendations as I haven’t bought any as I prefer the handwritten recipes that you see on our site.
Click here to view our Vintage Recipe Project Cookbook Library.
Vintage Kitchen Tools and Dishes
I love vintage dishes and kitchenware and on the weekends I can often be found in a thrift store poking through the shelves to find vintage treasures to use as props for our photography for the site.
Click here to view Vintage Kitchenware on Etsy.
Senate Bean Soup Recipe
If you make this Senate Bean Soup recipe, join our Facebook group and share your photos! (Or just join anyway, we would love to have you!!!)
- 2 pounds small navy beans
- 4 quarts hot water
- 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
- 2 onions, chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- Wash and sort beans and run through hot water until beans are white again.
- Put in a pot with hot water.
- Add ham hocks and simmer, covered, about 3 hours.
- Braise chopped onion in a little butter, and when brown, add to soup.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.