Calico Bean Soup

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

BEAN SOUP MIX

  • cup yellow split peas

  • cup green split peas

  • cup dried lima beans

  • cup dried pinto beans

  • cup dry kidney beans

  • cup dry great Northern beans

  • ¼ cup dried minced onion

  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

OTHER SOUP INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 pounds smoked ham hocks

Directions

  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
19g Fat
17g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 612mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.