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Calico Soup Mix

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Calico Soup Mix      Serves: 16

Bean Mix:

1 ½ cup each: Dry lentils, baby lima beans, yellow split peas, red kidney beans, great northern beans, pinto beans, green split peas and navy beans (ALL DRY)

Additional Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups water

2 cups cooked, cubed ham

1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes

1 medium onion, sliced

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. each of: dried marjoram, oregano, parsley flakes, and Italian seasoning.

Combine beans and divide into 6 batches (2 cups per batch).

Store in airtight container.

To Prepare Soup:

Place bean mix in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Add water to cover beans by 2”.

Bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain.

Add 2 ¼ qt. water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 ½-2 hours or until beans are tender. Add ham, tomatoes and other ingredients.

Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45-50 minutes.

INNER CHEF NOTE: to give as a gift, simply layer beans in Ball canning jar and seal with lid. Print out “Additional Ingredients” and “To Prepare Soup” and attach to jar with ribbon.

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