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      Arizona Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

      1 pound dried black beans
      1 pound dried red beans
      1 pound dried kidney beans
      1 pound dried navy beans
      1 pound dried great northern beans
      1 pound dried baby lima beans
      1 pound dried large lima beans
      1 pound dried pinto beans
      1 pound dried green split peas
      1 pound dried yellow split peas
      1 pound dried black-eyed peas
      1 pound dried green lentils
      1 pound dried brown lentils

      Combine beans in a very large bowl. Pour two cups of bean mix into attractive 16 ounce jars. The beans can also be layered for a pretty effect. Put in a few beans at a time until you have filled the jar.

      Attach the following to each jar:

      Arizona Bean Soup:

      Beans from jar
      1 smoked ham hock
      2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
      1 medium onion, chopped
      1 clove garlic, minced
      1 bay leaf
      6 cups water
      1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves or parsley
      1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
      2 teaspoons salt
      1 teaspoon chili powder
      1 teaspoon cumin seed

      Cover beans with water and soak overnight.

      Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hock, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf, 6 cups of water and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

      Serve warm. Makes 11 cups of soup.

    • #413341

      Sounds really good with lots of bean variety. DH loves ham and beans so will have to give this a try. Thanks.

    • #413410

      Great! Let me know how you like it! 🙂

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