mixed bean soup
Recipe type: soup
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 20 ounces of dried mixed beans
  • 1 large ham bone
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. Sort and wash beans. Place rinsed beans in pot and cover with water overnight.
  2. The next day, drain, and add 2 quarts of water, add ham bone, bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 2½ hours to 3 hours (depending on the size of your beans, altitude, and water hardness).
  3. Meanwhile, place a pan on high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Sear onions to brown, then immediately turn down heat, stirring onions so they don't blacken too much. Throw in the garlic, cover, and allow to cook at medium-low heat to translucency. Set aside.
  4. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, cayenne, chili powder, and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for about 30 more minutes, making sure beans are not too mushy. Serve hot with fresh, crusty bread.
Recipe by story of a kitchen at https://www.storyofakitchen.com/soup-recipes/mixed-bean-soup/