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Senate Bean Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Idaho Great Northern Beans
  • -- (dry)
  • 1 Onion; diced
  • 1/2 c Diced celery
  • 1 md Potato; finely diced
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 1 Smoked, lean, ham hock
  • Chopped parsley


Hot soak method for dry beans: in a large pot, add 8 cups of hot water
and dry beans. Boil for two to three minutes, remove from heat, cover,
let stand one hour (preferably four hours or more) discard the soak
water, rinse well. Longer soak time helps digestion. Place soaked
beans, 2 qts. water and ham hock in kettle. Cover and simmer 2 hours.
Add potato, onion, celery and garlic, simmer 1 hour longer. Remove ham
hock and cut up meat. Remove 1 cup beans and some liquid and puree in
blender. Return meat and pureed beans to soup. Heat. Season to taste
with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 177 Calories; 12.1 g protein; 3.64 g
fat (l8% calories from fats); 24.7 g carbohydrates; 11.6 mg
cholesterol; 6.1 g fiber; 237 mg sodium. Exchange: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean

Copyright IDAHO BEAN COMMISSION P.O.Box 9433...Boise, Idaho 83707
<Electronic format by Karen Mintzias>

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