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Bean Soup Mix

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min. + standing


8-10 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
An attractive bag of this savory mix makes a tasteful gift for a teacher or co-worker— remember to attach the soup recipe with a decorative ribbon or cord.


  • 1 cup each dried yellow split peas, green split peas, lentils, medium pearl barley, black-eyed peas, small lima beans, navy beans, great northern beans and pinto beans
  • SOUP:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine bean mix ingredients. Divide into six batches, 1-1/2 cups each. Store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 9 cups of mix (six batches of soup-each batch makes 2-1/2 quarts and serves 8-10).
  2. To make one batch of soup: Place 1-1/2 cups bean mix in a Dutch oven; cover with water by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain, discarding liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Add the onion, carrot, chili powder, salt, pepper and cloves. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add sausage, tomatoes and lemon juice; simmer 15-20 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 196 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 664mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

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