Holiday Soup Starter Blend can be used to make a hearty helping big enough to feed a holiday crowd but is also a delicious meal that can be served year round! Green split peas, yellow split peas, red kidney beans, lima beans, blackeye beans, lentils, great northern beans, pinto beans, black turtle beans and pearled barley come together to make this healthy soup so full of color it will make a festive addition to any table.
Directions: Wash 1 lb. beans, place in large kettle. Cover with water 2" above bean line, add 2 Tbsp. salt, soak overnight. Drain in the morning, add 2 qts. water, 2 ham hocks or pieces of ham. Bring to a boil, 1 large onion, 1 - 16 oz. can tomatoes, 1 tsp. chili powder, juice of a lemon, and pepper to taste. Simmer for 3 hours or in crockpot 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low. Remove ham from hock before serving. Makes 4 qts.