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Senate Bean Soup from Idahoan®


"Bean soup is on the menu in the Senate's restaurant every day. There are several stories about the origin of that mandate, but none has been corroborated. According to one story, the Senate's bean soup tradition began early in the 20th-century at the request of Senator Fred Dubois of Idaho. We like his version because it contains mashed potatoes, of course!"
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1 h 30 m servings 263 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, celery, and carrots and cook until they begin to to soften slightly.
  3. Add vegetable stock and ham bone. Bring to boil and reduce heat; simmer for an hour.
  4. Remove ham bone from pot and pick off ham; return meat to pot. Add the beans.
  5. Add package of Idahoan Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes and stir thoroughly.
  6. Mix in chopped parsley and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve.


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  • Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 263 calories; 5.7 g fat; 41.9 g carbohydrates; 12.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 714 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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this is hard to rate. I chose it for a base and it truly was a good one. I'm sure it would be good as is however I like to customize. I used extra beans, mashed them and used for thickener. I ad...

Made this in my Dutch oven and wow turned out great. finished in the bowl with a little parmesan cheese and a bit of Frank's hot sauce. Next time gonna add some peppered bacon!

I substituted a half pound of cubed ham for the ham bone and added an extra can of beans. Overall, good flavor but a bit too salty for my tastes. Next time I'd only use one 32 oz. container of b...

Very good. Easy to make. I was craving this and didn't want to let the soup simmer for the 1 hour but I did and it was the perfect time to let the meat really just fall off the bone. Did not n...

Excellent soup

this was kind of a modern flair of ham hocks and beans, I used a ham shank, lots more meat!

Too much powdered potatoes for me, texture and flavor-wise. Can definitely modify. Mods: diced Canadian bacon, mashed potatoes, etc.

Other than mashing my own Idaho potatoes and adding a lot more beans, I followed the recipe. 5 stars! The ham and bone was from a leftover Easter Honeybaked ham. Perfect!

This was very good. Husband didn't want beans and I didn't want carrots so corn came in to make up the difference. I also used just regular instant potatoes and it was still yummy.