Recipe by Mona Barnes
"This is a great soup recipe for a cold winter day! Warms you inside and out. It is very hearty. If you love beans as much as I do you will definitely love this recipe. It is my husband's recipe. He makes about 10 prepared packages and presents them in decorative jars as gifts for Christmas."
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BEAN SOUP MIX
yellow split peas
green split peas
dried lima beans
dried pinto beans
dry kidney beans
dry great Northern beans
dried minced onion
chicken bouillon granules
OTHER SOUP INGREDIENTS
smoked ham hocks
I made this last Christmas for gifts Had rave reviews about it. took a year to find it again. Now have a recipe box. Can't go wrong with this recipe. Wonderful!!!!!!
Too bland for me. I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, thyme and garlic and then a medium sized can of tomato paste---- delicious. Also precook the ham hocks 1 hr before adding to get tender enough.
This soup is really really good. I followed the recipe according to what was in my pantry. I didn't have any carrots and used fresh onions. I used a bag of mixed beans. I didn't have ham hocks, but I had the bony part of a spiral cut semi-boneless ham in the freezer. When I put the beans on to boil, I went ahead and put the ham bones in the crockpot with water on low. After the beans boiled and cooled, I added them to the crockpot with onions and celery. Then, I put it in the fridge overnight. Next morning, it was easy to skim the fat before I turned on the crockpot. After I got home from work, I pulled out the bones and chopped the meat. It smelled and tasted out of this world. Three of us ate over half of it, I can't wait for leftovers.
Looks much better than it tastes. Its a great starting point though!
This recipe is really nice as a gift and requires only a few "fresh" ingrediants later. The flavor is super too!
This soup was delicious. I only had three kinds of beans and used a ham bone. Since I was making it immediately I used a real onion and skipped the cumin. It was very good and I am anxious to make it again.
Great soup, I made this mix in a jar for gifts. Good made in crockpot as well.
I can never find yellow split peas so I substitute the green. I also substitute other beans I may have on hand, such as black or navy beans. I keep a large container of the mix in my pantry to toss in the crockpot. This recipe is so good and easy, you can't go wrong!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Calico Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 331
** Calories from Fat: 175
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