Nine Bean Soup Mix Recipe

Varieties of beans
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    170 min
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Nine different types of dried beans, plus barley, are combined to make a heart-warming great for gifts or to keep on hand. If you are giving as a gift, be sure to include the recipe instructions. This will make 9 gifts and each will make enough soup to feed 8.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound navy beans
  • 1 pound white lima beans
  • 1 pound black beans
  • 1 pound small kidney beans
  • 1 pound lentils
  • 1 pound pinto beans
  • 1 pound garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 pound green split peas
  • 1/2 pound pigeon peas
  • 1 pound barley

How to Make It

  • Pour navy beans, lima beans, black beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, split peas, pigeon peas, and barley into a very large bowl. Stir to combine.

    Line up 9 (1-pint) gift containers. Divide beans evenly amongst the containers, stirring the bowl often to keep beans well-distributed. Seal containers tightly and attach recipe instructions (below).

    Yield: 9 gift containers (about 2 cups each)

  • Nine Bean Soup Mix Recipe Instructions

  • 1 package Nine Bean Soup Mix (above)

  • 2 quarts water

  • 1
  • leg or
  • ham
  • bone and scraps or 1-1/2 pounds
  • roast cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 (28 ounces) can whole, peeled
  • , chopped

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 teaspoons

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried

  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed

  • 2 teaspoons
  • , optional

  • 1/4 cup small
  • , such as digitali

  • Soak beans overnight in water to cover. Drain well. Place beans in a large stockpot along with 2 quarts of fresh water and turkey, ham, or pork. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

  • Add tomatoes, onions, lemon juice,
  • , thyme, and sage. Simmer an additional 30 minutes. Stir in pasta and salt. Cook an additional 15 minutes until pasta is done and beans are tender.

  • If the is too thick, add broth or additional water. If using turkey leg or ham bone, remove from the pot, de-bone the meat, chop, and return to the soup.

  • This freezes well.

  • Yield: about 8 servings