Sunday, January 15, 2012
Snow and Soup
We have a wonderful company here in Oregon called Bob's Red Mill and they make the most amazing whole grain, flour, beans, and a plethora of other natural products. I found a package of their 13 Bean Soup Mix at the store last week and the variety of colorful beans looked so fantastic. Knowing I had a ham bone in the freezer left over from Christmas I knew that a bean soup just had to be made.
13 Bean Soup
2 cups 13 Bean Soup Mix
1 Ham Hock
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 15 oz can tomato sauce or 1 quart tomatoes
1-1/2 tsp to 1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground coumin
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder
Wash and soak 13 Bean Soup Mix overnight.
Drain and rinse beans. In a large pot, bring 2-1/2 quarts water to boil with beans and ham hock. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Remove ham hock and let it cool. Remove any meat from the bone, chop it into small pieces and return it to the pot.
Makes about 8 servings.