Calico Bean Soup Mix

Ready in 15 minutes

This is another soup mix that we personalized to give as home-produced gifts as well as making a very tasty soup, Why Calico? We had a similar soup in a little restaurant once when visiting Calico, California where the mountains were named for the colours which was supposed to remind the miners of a calico dress. The soup was very tasty and reminded us a little of the ham and bean soups of home.

Top-ranked recipe named "Calico Bean Soup Mix"

5 avg, 1 review(s) 100% would make again

Ingredients

Are you making this? 
60 grams Butter Beans; dried
45 grams Broad Beans; dried
45 grams Red Kidney Beans; dried
45 grams Great Northern Beans; dried
30 grams Green Split Peas; you can use yellow
60 grams Cannellini beans; dried
30 grams Lentils; red or green, we prefer green lentils
60 grams Black-eyed peas
30 grams Pinto beans
30 grams Garbanzo Beans; A.K.A. chickpeas
30 grams Navy Beans; A.K.A. haricot beans
30 grams Black beans; A.K.A. black turtle bean

Original recipe makes 14

Servings  

Preparation

To make the soup mix, combine the beans and place in a plastic bag. In some craft shops and cook shops, you can find bags that are ideal for this, although we like to use an attractive storage jar and layer the beans so that the jar looks nice and attractive.

Place the spices in a small plastic bag, very small Ziploc bags can also be found in craft and cookware shops.

Include the following recipe, we find it best to put it on a nice card.

Calico Bean Soup

1, Package of beans

1, Packet of spices

1 Hambone, ham hock, or 250 grams of ham, see notes

1? litres of water

1 large onion, chopped

2 x 400 gram cans of tomatoes, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt to taste

Wash the beans thoroughly, Place in a large soup pan, cover with water and soak overnight. (An alternate method is to bring the beans and water to a boil remove from the heat, and cover and let stand for 1 hour.)

Next, drain the beans and add 1? litres of water and the ham or ham hock.

Simmer slowly for 2? to 3 hours. Then add the spice packet, onion, tomatoes (inc. juice), and lemon juice and salt to taste (the spice packet contains no salt).

Simmer for another 30 minutes or until the beans are tender.

Take the ham from the soup, remove any bits of ham from the bone, and return to the soup.

If using boneless ham, cut into bite-size pieces and return to the soup. Serve and Enjoy

Notes

Notes; Most of the beans are available at Holland and Barrett, and Goodness Direct (/www.goodnessdirect.co.uk)

Calico Mountains (California) are just north of Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert, California.

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

If desired, omit ham and substitute beef, chicken, or vegetable stock for the cooking water.

Credits

Added on Award Medal
Verified by stevemur
Calories Per Serving: 71 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Reviews for Calico Bean Soup Mix

I'd rate it:


sign in to add your comment

Tags


Reviews

Add yours!

Notes; Most of the beans are available at Holland and Barrett, and Goodness Direct (/www.goodnessdirect.co.uk) Calico Mountains (California) are just north of Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert, California. Substitute beans liberally; use Anasazi beans, pink beans, red beans, etc. There should be approximately 1 pound of beans in all. If desired, omit ham and substitute beef, chicken, or vegetable stock for the cooking water. [I posted this recipe.]
Astro-Chef 4 years ago
Add unlimited recipes. Organize in custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free