U.S. Senate Bean Soup -- Great recipe, I didn't use any parsley or chives, skipped the celery and potatoes and substituted really good freshly ground sausage for the ham. Made soup wild rice to go with and had a fan-freakin-tastic meal.
Famous Senate Bean Soup _ United States Senate: According to custom, bean soup must be available on the menu every day in the congressional dining areas. This tradition dates back to the early twentieth century. This recipe seems very basic, but is delicious & very easy to make. Give it a try.