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a bowl of senate bean soup

Senate Bean Soup

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  • 1 (2-pound) package Camellia Brand Navy Beans
  • 4 quarts hot water
  • 1 (1/2-pound) smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Total time:
4 hours, 15 minutes
Prep time:
1 hour, 15 minutes
Cook time:
3 hours


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. Place beans in a large pot with hot water.
  3. Add ham hock to pot. Cover and simmer approximately three hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove ham hock, and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup.
  5. In a skillet, sauté onion in butter. Add cooked onions to pot.
  6. Bring soup to a boil, and season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is adapted from the Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

onions smoked ham hocks navy beans