Scaled-Down U.S. Senate Bean Soup serves 6 (1 1/2 cup) From Cooking Healthy Across America
20 oz (two 16 oz cans) navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups (one 16 oz can) Healthy Request Chicken Broth 2 cups water 1 full cup (6 oz) diced Dubuque 97% f/f ham or any extra lean ham 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 cup shredded carrots 1 1/2 cups (8 oz) diced cooked potatoes 1/2 tsp. dried minced garlic 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1 bay leaf (Optional)
In a large saucepan, combine navy beans, chicken broth, water, ham, onion, celery and carrots. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in potatoes, garlic, parsley flakes, blk pepper and bay leaf. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 min. Just before serving, discard bay leaf, if used.
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