Senate Bean Soup
- Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
- Place beans in a large pot with hot water.
- Add ham hock to pot. Cover and simmer approximately three hours, stirring occasionally.
- Remove ham hock, and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup.
- In a skillet, sauté onion in butter. Add cooked onions to pot.
- Bring soup to a boil, and season with salt and pepper.
This recipe is adapted from the Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup.