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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
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  • 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.

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:

Holiday Bean Soup Mix Directions

  • Bean Mix 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 tsp. salt
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  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed

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


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By guest (Guest Post)
October 17, 20060 found this helpful

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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