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Sixteen-Bean Soup

 Sixteen-Bean Soup
Count on this pleasingly seasoned, hearty soup to satisfy the whole family. "My husband and kids say brimming bowls of it are flavorful and filling," nods Laura Prokash of Algoma, Wisconsin. " I also love the fact that I can make a big pot from a handy bean mix."
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 2-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) 16-bean soup mix
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Set aside seasoning packet from beans. Sort beans and rinse with cold
  • water. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in.
  • Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and
  • let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and
  • rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  • Return beans to the pan. Add contents of bean seasoning packet,
  • onion, garlic, salt, chili powder, pepper, pepper sauce, bay leaf
  • and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until beans are
  • tender. Add tomatoes and lemon juice. Simmer, uncovered, until
  • heated through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 92 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 881 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 8 g protein.