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Senate Bean Soup

Senate Bean Soup

A Famous Bean Soup from the Thumb is Served Everyday in the United States Senate

Michigan Food - Senate Bean Soup

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Kinde, Michigan was once renowned as the “Bean Capital of the World“. Michigan white navy bean soup has been a staple for over one hundred years in the U.S. Senate dining room in the form of Senate bean soup. 


U.S. Senate Bean Soup Recipe 

Senate Bean Soup

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Find the recipe in our post Unique Michigan Foods You Have to Try. It’s the ideal comfort food on chilly nights or a thoughtful tailgate treat. Simply made with white canned navy beans, onions,  ham hocks, stock and a few basic spices. Yumm. 


U.S. Senate Bean Soup Origins

Senate Bean Soup

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While beans are still a huge agricultural focus in Michigan’s Thumb region, the mighty sugar beet has nudged the venerable white bean from first place. However the temperate climate of the Michigan thumb peninsula that is surrounded by Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay will mean that bean growing will remain part of the area’s agricultural economics and social culture for the foreseeable future. 


Senate Bean Soup History

The following history of Senate Bean Soup was found on an old menu of the U.S. Senate dining room. The current menu of the U.S. Senate Dining Room can be found at the link below.

Senate Michigan Navy Bean Soup.


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