Bean Soup Mix in a Jar - Make Your Own Mixes
1 pound dried navy
1 pound dried pinto beans
1 pound dried Great Northern beans
1 pound split peas
1 pound yellow split peas
1 pound dried black-eyed peas
1 pound lentils
1 pound dried baby lima beans
1 pound dried lima beans
1 pound dried soybeans
1 pound pearl barley
1 pound dried red beans
In a very large
container, combine navy beans, pinto beans, great Northern
beans, split peas, yellow split peas, black-eyed peas, lentils,
baby limas, limas, soybeans, barley and red beans; mix well.
Divide evenly into
14 jars, pressing down on mix and secure lid.
Attach recipe to
jars for gift giving.
Hearty Bean Soup
2 quarts water
1 ham hock
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Soak 2 cups Hearty
Bean Soup Mix in enough water to cover, for 8 hours or overnight.
In a large soup
or stock pot, bring 2 quarts water and ham hock to a boil.
Reduce heat then simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove ham hock.
Add soaked beans, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes and green chiles,
onion and garlic. Bring to a boil again, skimming foam off
the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer hearty bean soup for
about 1 hour, until beans are tender.