This zippy medley from Great Bend, Kansas field editor Margaret Shauers features a mix of colorful beans.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse dry beans and place in a Dutch oven with 3 qts. of water. Bring to a boil; boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Return to pan; add remaining water and the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes and chilies; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 21.1mg; sodium 725.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (128)

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
Perfect recipe because I didn't have time to soak the beans overnight. I used ham hocks for great flavored broth, 1 can of tomatoes and eliminated the spices with heat for a traditional tasting bean soup that wasn't mushy and looked appetizing. Will keep this as my standard preparation method for dried beans. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
OUTSTANDING! This is one of the best soups we've ever had, and we LOVE soup! I made just a few minor changes -- I added a 15 oz. can of black beans for color, and doubled the amount of ham. I used the leftovers from our smoked Easter ham, cubing most of it, but also ground up some of the ham for texture. I also doubled the vegetables. My husband's a hunter, so we have a LOT of venison polish sausage -- I used that instead of the bratwurst, cut into small cubes. My husband has made me swear this will ALWAYS be in our freezer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
I have never made bean soup before I tried this. My husband has declared this recipe as the best soup he has ever eaten and told me to make sure I didn't misplace it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Great recipe...added corn, did not add green peppers. Used turkey bratwurst to make it lighter, yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2007
Great soup. Used dry lima beans in lieu of beans in the recipe. Also substituted 16 oz. jar of medium hot chunky salsa for tomatoes , added 2 cups of chicken broth, extra carrots (1 1/4 cups), 1 cup sweet onions, 1 cup of corn, 2 tsp. of cajun spice and 1 cup of blush wine. This will be added to my list of favorite soups. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
Great recipe!! Instead of bratwurst I used kielbasa and it came out perfectly. This was my first time cooking with beans and the recipe was easy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
You can't go wrong with this one, folks! Even if you tweek it to fit your personal taste, it is a wonderful soup recipe. Thanks, it's going into my "Keeper" file! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Killer soup! I doubled to ham and used Kielbasa instead of the brat. I used a bit more seasoning including celery powder (i didn't have any celery). A must try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
I made this in the crock pot. I put my beans that had soaked over night into the crock and added everything, including the diced tomatoes with green chilies and a nice ham bone I had. I did add a couple jalapeños from the garden and more of the onion and vegetables. I didn't put in any bratwurst, I had plenty of leftover ham from Christmas. This smelled so good cooking all day, I gave it a stir once in awhile. Makes a huge amount, so will have leftovers tomorrow too. A wonderful New Years Day meal. And so easy in the crock pot. Read More
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