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Loaded Bean Soup {15+ varieties}

adapted from Hurst's 15-Bean Soup
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. Hurst's dried 15-Bean Soup
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tbl. chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a large Dutch oven and cover with 2-quarts of water for 8-hours or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, to prepare the ham broth, place ham bone in large stock pot covered with 3 quarts of water. Bring to a boil then gently simmer for 2-3 hours, skimming foam periodically. Remove ham bone, reserve any ham pieces and chill broth. Once chilled skim off an fat.
  • Drain beans, cover with ham broth and simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Add remaining ingredients including any reserved ham. Simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes or until onion and beans are tender.
  • Delicious served with cornbread.