Bean Soup Mix Recipe

Bean Soup Mix Recipe

Bean Soup Mix Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6 gifts
  • This makes 6 "batches" of dry soup mix to use for gift giving - but be sure to save a batch or two for yourself!



  • 1 package spice mix
  • 1 container dry bean mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ham hock (about 8 to 12 ounces)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke

Soup Mix

  • 1 lb navy beans, green split peas, black eye peas, lentils, lima beans, red kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper, red crushed
  • 2 tbsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 6 bay leaves, whole


  1. Combine dry beans in a large bowl and mix.
  2. Divide into 6 equal parts, about 2 cups each, and place in air tight containers.
  3. For each spice “package” combine 1 teaspoon EACH of garlic salt, crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning.
  4. Add 1 bay leaf to each package.
  5. Place each spice package in a small container or wrap in tightly woven cloth and tie securely.
  6. Prep Time: 15 minutes, Soak Time (for beans): 8 hours, Cook Time: 3-1/2 hours (stovetop)
  7. Rinse beans.
  8. Place in a large bowl and cover with water to 2 inches above the beans. Cover and let stand 8 hours or overnight.
  9. Drain beans. Combine beans with 8 cups water and ham hock in a stock pot or Dutch oven.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  11. Add spice mix, tomatoes, onion and liquid smoke. Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 2 hours.

  12. Remove lid and simmer an additional hour, or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaf. 

  13. Remove ham hock; shred meat from bone. Return meat to soup. Serve hot.


Soup can be made using a slow cooker. Rehydrate beans as directed above. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on high 5 to 6 hours, or low 8 to 10 hours.