Bean Soup Mix recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

In a large bowl, combine bean mix ingredients. Divide into six batches, 1-1/2 cups each. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.

Yield: 9 cups of mix (six batches of soup-each batch makes 2-1/2 quarts and serves 8-10).
To make one batch of soup: Place 1-1/2 cups bean mix in a

Dutch oven; cover with water by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain, discarding liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.

Add the onion, carrot, chili powder, salt, pepper and cloves. Return to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add sausage, tomatoes and lemon juice; simmer 15-20 minutes longer

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