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Country Kitchen Calico Bean Soup


"Yum! This soup couldn't be any easier to make! The hardest part is chopping the ham, onions, and celery...and how hard can that be? This is almost exactly like a soup which was served at a local Country Kitchen restaurant that closed several years ago. Enjoy!"
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2 h 50 m servings 344 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Stir water, ham, tomatoes, onion, celery, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, great Northern beans, large lima beans, baby lima beans, ham base, liquid smoke, garlic powder, black pepper, and bay leaf together in a stock pot; bring to a boil, place a cover on the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 344 calories; 11.1 g fat; 40.6 g carbohydrates; 20.6 g protein; 19 mg cholesterol; 2251 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made as written except that I eliminated the liquid smoke due to the ham I used was leftover from one I smoked. This is really good but if you don't have all of these different beans on hand you...