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Calico Bean Soup Mix

Preparation Time15 min


  • 4 tablespoons lima beans, large
  • 3 tablespoons lima beans, small
  • 3 tablespoons red kidney beans
  • 3 tablespoons great northern beans
  • 2 tablespoons split peas, yellow
  • 2 tablespoons split peas, green
  • 2 quarts white beans, small
  • 2 tablespoons lentils
  • 2 tablespoons black-eyed peas
  • 2 tablespoons pinto beans
  • 2 tablespoons garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons navy beans
  • 2 tablespoons black turtle beans
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry beans
  • 2 tablespoons barley
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper


To make the soup mix, combine the beans and place in plastic bag. Place the spices in a small plastic bag. Include the following recipe:

Calico Bean Soup

  • Package of beans
  • Packet of spices
  • Hambone, hamhock or 1/2 pound of ham
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 28 ounce can tomatoes or 2 14-1/2 ounce cans
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  • If desired, omit ham and substitute beef, chicken, or vegetable stock for the cooking water.
  • Wash beans thoroughly. Place in a large kettle, cover with water and soak overnight.
  • Next day, drain beans and cover with new water.
  1. Bring beans to a boil and once a hard boil starts, boil for 10 mins. Drain.
  2. Add 2 quarts of new water and ham or ham hock (or use broth if omitting ham) and ginger.
  3. Simmer slowly for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
  4. Then add spice packet, onion, tomatoes (undrained), lemon juice and salt to taste (spice packet contains no salt).
  5. Simmer another 30 minutes or until beans are tender.
  6. Take ham from soup. Remove any bits of ham from bone and return to soup. If using boneless ham, cut into bite-size pieces and return to soup. Serve.

NOTES : Substitute beans freely; use Anasazi beans, pink beans, red beans, etc. There should be approximately 1 pound of beans in all.

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