All-American Recipes For The Fourth Of July

2) Senate Bean Soup

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  • 2 pounds dried navy beans
  • 4 quarts hot water
  • 1.5 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wash the navy beans and run hot water through them until they are slightly whitened. Place beans into pot with hot water.
  2. Add ham hocks and simmer approximately three hours in a covered pot, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool.
  3. Dice meat and return to soup.
  4. Lightly brown the onion in butter. Add to soup.
  5. Before serving, bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper.

Serves 8

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