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Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add sausages. Use a fork to break up the meat and cook stirring often about 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in onion, pepper, garlic, chili powder, and tomato paste. Cook until onion is soft about 3 minutes.
Add broth and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Add beans and kale. Stirring occasionally, until kale is cooked, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in lime juice just before serving.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
I priced 13-bean soup mix recently and thought it was very expensive. I still had some at home. The recipe called for 2 cups of the mix. Instead I used 1/2 cup of the mix and 1/2 cup each of three kinds of cheaper beans I had on hand. That way I had a good variety but for less money.
By Sharon from Statesboro, GA
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!
These can make a great gift. Take a pint jar, layer the different beans, put the spices in a small Ziploc bag. Print cooking instructions on paper and glue to a recipe card.
This was a favorite of my dad's when I was a kid.
Place beans into a 3 1/2 cup jar (layer or mix together) with a tight-fitting lid. Place pasta in a ziplock baggie and place on top of the beans.