How to make it

  • Combine the beans in a very large bowl; pour 2 cups into a large wide mouth jar.
  • In addition, if using for a gift hand write or type an attractive instruction card and then attach this to the Jar title it: If you really want to be thoughtful, you may include the spices in a separate bag included with the jar.
  • Bean and Ham Soup
  • To make a delicious bean and ham soup you will need;
  • 2 cups, 15 bean soup mix
  • 1, smoked ham hock (Unsmoked is fine)
  • 2 cans, 14.5 ounces stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1, bay leaf
  • 6 cups, water
  • 1/4 cup, chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon, red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons, salt
  • 1 teaspoon, ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon, ground cumin
  • Method:
  • Cover the bean mix with water and soak overnight.
  • Drain the beans and place in a large soup-pan/stockpot, add the ham hock, tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over a medium high heat; reduce to a medium low heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the remaining ingredients; continue to simmer for 1 hour or until the beans and ham are tender. Take out the ham hock remove the meat from the bone cut into small bit-size pieces and return to the soup, remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • Serve hot with nice crusty bread.

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  • dairine 4 years ago
    The recipe appears to make 10 to 12 servings. Is this right?
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    this is a great combo of beans... I love a good hardy bean soup with a ham bone cooked with it... five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Wonderful - can't wait to try this for next Christmas. High 5 to you!
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    Great post Chef! 5 Forks!

    J and M
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