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October 16, 2007

13-Bean Soup

13-Bean Soup

As a kid growing up in the south pinto beans were a big thing and I'll readily admit I HATED them at the time! In fact I kept on hating them up until the point that I was pregnant with Alexis and then I craved them! Beans now are one of her favorite foods. Go figure. Now I like beans from time to time, yes even pinto beans and this soup mix reminds me a lot of the pinto beans my mom used to make as a child, even though there are more than just pintos in the mix.

The mix consists of navy beans, black beans, red beans, pinto beans, baby lima beans, large lima beans, garbanzo beans, red lentils, great northern beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, yellow split peas, green split peas and regular old lentils. Sure this is a "packaged" bean mix, but it's just beans and all natural with no additives as Bob's Red Mill is famous for and to be honest who wants to go to all the work to put them together yourself?

This soup is a simple, warm, hearty, delicious meal that is just perfect for a crisp fall evening. Who says delicious has to be difficult? Sometimes simple and straight forward is the way to go.

What You'll Need:
1 package of Bob's Red Mill 13 Bean Soup, soaked overnight
1 onion, chopped
Water or broth

Soak beans overnight.

Rinse beans and dump into a large pot. Chop an onion and dump that in with the beans. Cover with water or broth until just covered. Add a pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook covered for 1-2 hours until beans are tender and soup is creamy.

Notes: There are really not notes for this one, but as I mentioned before old habits die hard! ;o)

Posted by Dianne at October 16, 2007 1:35 PM

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I like Anasazi beans and used to order them from:


You should try them sometime.

Posted by: Qusan at October 16, 2007 9:26 PM

Thanks! I'll have to check that out! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at October 17, 2007 8:10 AM

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