Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

An attractive bag of this savory mix makes a tasteful gift for a teacher or co-worker— remember to attach the soup recipe with a decorative ribbon or cord.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine bean mix ingredients. Divide into six batches, 1-1/2 cups each. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 9 cups of mix (six batches of soup-each batch makes 2-1/2 quarts and serves 8-10).
  2. To make one batch of soup: Place 1-1/2 cups bean mix in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; cover with water by 2 inches bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain, discarding liquid. Return beans to kettle; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Add onion, carrot, chili powder, salt, pepper and cloves. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add sausage, tomatoes and lemon juice; simmer 15-20 minutes longer.

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