Friday, December 26, 2008
The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup
As per tradition, tonight I made the Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup today using the ham bone leftover from the Christmas ham. It is delicious and, honestly, the best ham and bean soup I have ever tried.
Here is the recipe:
The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup Recipe
2 pounds dried navy beans
four quarts hot water
1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
Wash the navy beans and run hot water through them until they are slightly whitened. Place beans into pot with hot water. Add ham hocks and simmer approximately three hours in a covered pot, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup. Lightly brown the onion in butter. Add to soup. Before serving, bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper.
I would say it serves a lot more than 8. It served our family of five with two having second helpings and there was a lot left for another meal and/or lunches for the work week.