Senate Dried Bean Soup


Recipe By: Stan Duncan - one of his favorites

Submitted By: Jere Duncan

Serving Size: 10

Preparation Time:

Comments: This is a good soup to make for camping




Ingredient - Preparation Method

2 cups dried Navy pea beans
8 cups water
1 large rib celery -- diced
1 clove garlic -- finely diced
3/4 lb smoked ham hocks
1 large onion -- chopped
2 med potatoes -- boiled, mashed
to taste   salt and pepper


Combine beans and water and bring to boil for 5 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Add next 5 ingredients and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Remove ham hock, cut off meat and chop. Return to soup. Bring soup to serving tempurature and add seasonings. Variations: Add one or more of the following: 1 med carrot, chopped, 1/2 green pepper, chopped, 1/2 c. tomato puree.

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