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Bean Soup Mix

 Bean Soup Mix
An attractive bag of this savory mix makes a tasteful gift for a teacher or co-worker— remember to attach the soup recipe with a decorative ribbon or cord.
48-60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • BEAN MIX:
  • 1 cup each dried yellow split peas, green split peas, lentils, medium pearl barley, black-eyed peas, small lima beans, navy beans, great northern beans and pinto beans
  • SOUP:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine bean mix ingredients. Divide into six
  • batches, 1-1/2 cups each. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry
  • place for up to 1 year. Yield: 9 cups of mix (six batches of
  • soup-each batch makes 2-1/2 quarts and serves 8-10).
  • To make one batch of soup: Place 1-1/2 cups bean mix in a Dutch oven;
  • cover with water by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain, discarding
  • liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are

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Bean Soup Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tender.
  • Add the onion, carrot, chili powder, salt, pepper and cloves. Return
  • to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add
  • sausage, tomatoes and lemon juice; simmer 15-20 minutes longer.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 196 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 10 g protein.