• Winter Bean Soup Mix

    1/3 cup dried yellow split peas
    1/3 cup dried green split peas
    1/3 cup dried lima beans
    1/3 cup dried pinto beans
    1/3 cup dried kidney beans
    1/3 cup dried great northern beans
    1/4 cup instant minced onion
    2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Layer all ingredients in a 1-pint glass jar. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to 2 months.

    On gift tag put recipe for Winter Bean Soup Mix as follows:
    8 cups water
    Winter Bean Soup
    2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
    2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
    2 pounds smoked ham shanks or meaty ham bone

    Heat water and Winter Bean Soup Mix to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
    Stir carrots and celery into bean mixture. Add ham shanks. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
    Skim fat if necessary. Remove ham shanks; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham. Cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham into soup. Heat until hot.

    Submitted by Mary E.
    Original Author Unknown, Recipe Shared on Budget101 Discussion List.

    Comments 1 Comment
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      Unregistered -
      I noticed one thing while preparing this recipe as holiday gifts for my family:

      This Recipe Makes 1 gift Jar, NOT 6 !!!!!! The prepared recipe serves 6 people.

      I can't wait to try it, smells delicious!

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