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.
Instead of mixing the beans together, you can layer the beans. Very pretty! Just use about 1/8 cup of each bean until you fill the container.
Attach these instructions to the container:
Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hock, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, salt, chili powder, cumin, vinegar and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve warm. Makes 11 cups of soup.
Shared By IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS
Thanks to Leslie for permission to print!
When do you use the vinegar recipe called for?
Editor's Note: I added the vinegar and a few other things to the instructions. Personally I would rinse after draining the beans. Add the water and bring to a boil, turn off the heat an let them sit for an hour, then drain again and follow the instructions. I'd be worried that the beans would not be done in an hour.
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