Traditional 15 BEAN SOUP®

"...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..."

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours



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  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  4. Next add the tomatoes, the chili powder, lemon juice and garlic and simmer covered for another 30 minutes.

  5. There is a seasoning packet included with the beans, you'll want to add that one to two minutes before your cooking is complete.

  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

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