5/2021 - I made this pretty much as written. I had a ham bone leftover from Easter but I used ham that I had frozen rather than the meat off the bone. I had Great Northern Beans on had so that is what I used. I had a 6 ounce potato and added 1/4 cup of potato flakes to thicken the soup a little. All in all it was better in flavor than i thought it would be. There are many recipes with the same name, mostly Senate Bean soup.
This soup was unbelievably bland. I won't be making it again.
Makes a rich soup but when printed, even with the smallest font, it never just one page---makes it hard to share with friends. Please fix.
This recipe was amazingly easy and unbelievably delicious! We had a spiral ham for dinner on Christmas (of course) and wondered what to do with the leftover bone and meat. I googled bean soup recipes and this was the winner! My husband works on Capitol Hill so this really spoke to us. We had it for dinner (along with homemade biscuits and a salad) and it was absolute perfection! This will be our go-to recipe from now on. I can't wait to share this with family and friends! (and p.s. love the story that goes long with it!). Thanks SL!!