Sunday, February 6, 2011

15 Bean Soup

Recipe taken from:
Back of Hurst 15 Bean Mix Bag

1 lb. Ham, ham hocks, or smoked sausage
1 c. Onion, chopped
1 15 oz. Can stewed or diced tomatoes
1 tsp Chili powder
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 package Hurst's 15 Bean Soup package with ham seasoning packet

soaking: place beens in a large pot, cover with 2 quarts of water. Allow beans to soak overnight, or at least 8 hours.

1. After soaking, drain water, add 2 quarts of water and meat.

2. Bring beans to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2.5 hours.

3. After simmering, add onion, tomatoes, chili powder, lemon and garlic. Simmer for another 30 minutes.

4. Add contents of ham packet 1 to 2 minutes before cooking is completed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes & Tips:
I decided to skip adding the ham packet at the end. I used a little over 1 pound of Ham Hock (more like 1.5 pounds) so I figured it was hammy enough. It tasted great. You can use the quick cook method on the bag if you want, but I don't think it tastes as good. Take the time to soak your beans!

Nutrition Facts:
1 cup
250 calories, 3g fat, 51g carbs, 19g protein

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