Ham Bean Soup Mix

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Holiday Bean Soup Mix

1 pound dried black beans
1 pound dried red beans
1 pound dried kidney beans
1 pound dried navy beans
1 pound dried great northern beans
1 pound dried baby lima beans
1 pound dried large lima beans
1 pound dried pinto beans
1 pound dried green split peas
1 pound dried yellow split peas
1 pound dried black-eyed peas
1 pound dried green lentils
1 pound dried brown lentils

Combine beans in a very large bowl. Pour two cups of bean mix into pretty jars ( 16-oz.) jars holds two cups of bean mix. Give with the following recipe for holiday bean soup.

You could also layer the beans in the jar for prettier effect. Just put a little of each of the beans in until you fill it to the top.


Layer beans in jar.

Attach To Jar:

Ham Bean Soup

beans from jar

1 smoked ham hock

2 cans ( 14.5 oz each ) stewed tomatoes

1 medium onion chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1 bay leaf

6 cups water

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin seed

Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hoc, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover & simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Serve warm. Makes 11 cups of soup.

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