Company's Coming Soup Recipe

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This soup is great for entertaining because it can be assembled ahead and left to simmer. Plus, with fresh bread and salad. It's a hearty meal that won't leave anyone hungry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound 10-bean mix (about 2 cups)
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 147 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 14g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Place beans and enough water to cover in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to kettle; add the water, ham, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until beans are tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until onion is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Company's Coming Soup in Country Pork 1996, p38

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galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 75762
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"had to add a little sugar because it was too sour for my taste. would probably use less lemon juice next time."

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