Senate Bean Soup

Ingredients: beans, celery, onion, potatoes, garlic, and sea salt.

1 package Senate Bean Soup Mix
1 ham bone with meat or 1 ham shank bone
12 cups water
Rinse beans. Soak in container with enough water to cover by 2 inches overnight. Drain beans. Combine beans, ham bone, spice packet and water in soup pot. Bring to boil, cover pot, reduce heat and simmer 1 ½ – 2 hours. Remove ham bone, chop meat on ham bone, and return to soup. Heat through.
(Add addition water if soup becomes too thick.)
Serves approximately 8.