"...One of my favorite recipes is for 15 BEAN SOUP®. The vibrant and rich colors of the different beans reminds me of the leaves changing on the trees, and its savory aroma and hearty flavors make it a perfect hot meal to warm the family up on a chilly day in October or any other month of the year for that matter..."
1 bag of HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP®
1 cup chopped onion
1 14.5 oz can (or box) diced tomatoes
Juice from one lemon
1 tsp of chili powder
1-2 cloves of garlic diced
Optional: 1 lb. of ham, ham hocks or smoked sausage
Simply rinse the beans and discard any debris, then place in the pot with 8 cups of water and soak overnight (at least 8 hours).
Drain the water the beans were soaking in over night and add 8 cups of fresh water along with the onion and meat (if using).
Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Next add the tomatoes, the chili powder, lemon juice and garlic and simmer covered for another 30 minutes.
There is a seasoning packet included with the beans, you'll want to add that one to two minutes before your cooking is complete.
Salt and pepper to taste.