Congressional bean soup
Soups Low Fat Beans
Last updated 10/4/2011 8:17:17 PM. Recipe ID 48013. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Congressional bean soup
Categories: Soups, Main dish, Low fat
Yield: 8 Servings
1 lb Dried small white beans
8 c Water
1 Meaty ham bone or 2 cups --
Diced cooked ham
1 c Celery -- finely chopped
1 Onion -- finely chopped
2 tb Parsley -- finely chopped
1 ts Salt (optional)
1/4 ts Pepper
1 Bay leaf
In large pan, heat beans in water. Boil gently for 2 minutes, turn
off heat and let stand 1 hour. Pour into slow-cooking pot. Add
remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 12 to 14 hours or
until beans are very soft. Remove bay leaf and ham bone. Cut meat off
bone and return to beans. Serve hot. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Beans
may be soaked overnight if preferred. Excellent winter supper with
fresh bread and a crisp salad or relishes.
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