Senate Bean Soup Recipe

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Senate Bean Soup
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  1. Put beans in a large bowl, add water to cover and soak overnight. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ham shank and 4 cups water and simmer for about 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bone and shred meat. Set bone and meat aside for later. (Note: reserve the stock, if desired, to replace the ham base.)
  2. Drain the beans. In an 8 quart pot over high heat, combine the beans, 12 cups fresh water and ham base. (Note: At this point, if desired, measure reserved stock from step 1, add water to total 12 cups liquid, and use this mixture to eliminate the ham base.) Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic powder, ham, ham bone and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender. Add additional water as needed. (Note: Soup should be thick enough to heavily coat a spoon.)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 456.19 Kcal (1910 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.07g 5%
Cholesterol 22.45mg 7%
Sodium 67.39mg 3%
Potassium 1770.84mg 38%
Total Carbs 74.02g 25%
Sugars 3.29g 13%
Dietary Fiber 23.56g 94%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 6.1mg 34%
Calcium 242.6mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.58 Kcal (409 kJ)
Calories from fat 5.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.66g 5%
Cholesterol 4.8mg 7%
Sodium 14.41mg 3%
Potassium 378.79mg 38%
Total Carbs 15.83g 25%
Sugars 0.7g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5.04g 94%
Protein 7.06g 66%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 12%
Iron 1.3mg 34%
Calcium 51.9mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.6
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

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