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Calico Bean Soup

"This is a great soup recipe for a cold winter day! Warms you inside and out. It is very hearty. If you love beans as much as I do you will definitely love this recipe. It is my husband's recipe. He makes about 10 prepared packages and presents them in decorative jars as gifts for Christmas."
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Ingredients

4 h servings 331 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. To make Bean Soup Mix: Combine yellow split peas, green split peas, limas, pinto beans, kidney beans, great Northern beans, onion, bouillon granules, cumin and garlic powder. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  2. To make soup: Bring Bean Soup Mix and water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit 1 hour.
  3. Return pot to heat, stir in carrots and celery. Stir in ham hocks, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours, until beans are tender, skimming fat as necessary.
  4. Remove ham hocks from soup. Remove meat from bone, chop and return to soup. Heat through and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 331 calories; 19.4 g fat; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 21.3 g protein; 62 mg cholesterol; 71 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this last Christmas for gifts Had rave reviews about it. took a year to find it again. Now have a recipe box. Can't go wrong with this recipe. Wonderful!!!!!!

Most helpful critical review

Too bland for me. I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, thyme and garlic and then a medium sized can of tomato paste---- delicious. Also precook the ham hocks 1 hr before adding to get tender enou...

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I made this last Christmas for gifts Had rave reviews about it. took a year to find it again. Now have a recipe box. Can't go wrong with this recipe. Wonderful!!!!!!

This soup is really really good. I followed the recipe according to what was in my pantry. I didn't have any carrots and used fresh onions. I used a bag of mixed beans. I didn't have ham hoc...

Too bland for me. I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, thyme and garlic and then a medium sized can of tomato paste---- delicious. Also precook the ham hocks 1 hr before adding to get tender enou...

Looks much better than it tastes. Its a great starting point though!

This recipe is really nice as a gift and requires only a few "fresh" ingrediants later. The flavor is super too!

This soup was delicious. I only had three kinds of beans and used a ham bone. Since I was making it immediately I used a real onion and skipped the cumin. It was very good and I am anxious to...

Great soup, I made this mix in a jar for gifts. Good made in crockpot as well.

I can never find yellow split peas so I substitute the green. I also substitute other beans I may have on hand, such as black or navy beans. I keep a large container of the mix in my pantry to...

Cut the time in less than half by using a meat-grinder or food processor to crack all the beans!