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Country Kitchen Calico Bean Soup

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 40.6 20.6 19 2251 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...

Yes, I used each type of beans, but the canned version. Used much less garlic & Liquid Smoke. Turned out extremely well.