Mr. Food: Senate Bean Soup

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 (15-1/2-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, undrained
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot; cook onion, celery, and garlic 5 minutes, or until soft. Add broth, beans, ham, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in potato flakes and parsley and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.