Old-fashioned bean soup mix (bulk recipe)
4- cups dried great northern beans
4- cups dried Lima beans
4- cups dried pinto beans
4- cups dried black beans
4- cups dried yellow split peas
4- cups dried green split peas
mix beans into storage container, mix well.
TO USE: put desired amount of mixed beans into large pot, along with a ham or beef or venison bone if you wish, add whatever dried herbs and spices that tickle your fancy along with some chopped carrots celery, onion and garlic and bring to a boil. reduce heat, cover, and simmer until beans are tender and meat if used, is cooked. taste and adjust seasoning. for variation: try adding barely, wheat berries, or other grains to the bean mix.
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