Ready in 8 hours
This old fashioned hearty soup is said to be a great favorite in the Senate Building dining room where it has been served for a very very long time.
Pick over beans, and wash thoroughly. Drain and soak overnight in a large pot with 5 quarts water. Next day, drain liquid and measure. Add enough water to make 2 quarts.
Add ham bone and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
Add potatoes, onion and celery. Simmer 1 hour longer or until beans fall apart.
Remove bone and cut up any meat into small pieces. Return to soup. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Mysticpass 3y agoExcellent!
Mysticpass 4y agoFantastic!
Marc9852 4y agoYummy - very easy to make
brightskyes07 6y agoI did not add the over night soaking period for the beans. Actual cook time is approximately 3 hours and prep 1 hour including cooking and mashing the potatoes. This recipe is great served with crusty bread and fruit salad. A lot of times I cook a pot of rice and serve the soupy beans over the rice. [I posted this recipe.]