The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup
230 mins (prep 20, cooking 210)
6 ingredients
8 servings
Whatever uncertainties may exist in the Senate of the United States, one thing is sure: Bean Soup is on the menu of the Senate Restaurant every day. The origins of this culinary decree has been lost in antiquity, but there are several oft-repeated legends. One story has it that Senator Fred Thomas Dubois of Idaho, who served in the Senate from 1901 to 1907 and sat as chairman of the committee that supervised the Senate Restaurant, gaveled through a resolution requiring that the bean soup be on the menu every day. Another account attributes the bean soup mandate to Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota, who expressed his fondness for it in 1903. In any case, Senators, and their guests, are always assured of this hearty, nourishing dish. They know they can rely upon its delightful flavor and epicurean qualities. (Recipe from the Honourable and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, IV, U.S. Senator, West Virginia.)

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Serving Size (0.69 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
navy beans, small, smoked ham hocks