Calico Soup Mix Serves: 16
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)
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.