Five Bean Soup Mix

This is another good recipe that you can make up all the dry ingredients and put together as a gift. When made the soup is absolutely delicious and we serve it with some tasty homemade crusty bread.

(Serving size: 1 ½ cups).

    You Will Need


      • 1 lb dried kidney beans
      • 1 lb dried yellow lentils
      • 1 lb green split peas
      • 1 lb dried black beans
      • 1 lb dried black-eyed peas


      • 5 tsp salt
      • 5 tsp dried basil
      • 5 tsp dried rosemary
      • 5 tsp dried marjoram
      • 2 1/2 tsp black pepper
      • 1 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
      • 5 x bay leaves


      • 8 cups of water
      • One x smoked or green ham hock (about ½ pound)
      • 1 cup chopped onion
      • One can chopped tomatoes un-drained (14.5-ounce)

      1. To prepare dried-bean mix, combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
      2. Divide the bean mixture into 5 equal portions (about 2 ½ cups each), and place in airtight containers.
      3. To prepare the spice mix, combine the salt and the next 6 ingredients (salt through bay leaves) in a bowl, divide the spice mix into 5 equal portions, and place in small airtight containers.
      4. To prepare the soup, sort and wash 1 portion of the dried-bean mix, and place in a large Soup pan or Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours, drain.
      5. Combine the drained bean mixture, 8 cups water, and the ham hock in a large Soup pan or Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add 1 packet of spice mix, onions, and tomatoes, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 hours. Uncover; cook 1 hour, discard the bay leaf, remove the ham hock from the soup. Then remove the meat from the bone; shred the meat with 2 forks, return the meat to the soup and serve

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