Calico Bean Soup Mix

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by CookbookCarrie

A mix that will work for a gift for any occasion, makes great soup to boot! Pair with Calico Bean Soup Recipe from Mix posted by me also.

Top Review by artistclogger

Great bean soup mix, and great gift (my friends enjoyed it, too). I did not use large limas, but substitued red beans (for christmas color), and added some barley. I layered the beans (as in photo) and found that for quart size jars, I needed to use 5-6 tblps per layer, but only 2-3 tblsp per layer for the pint size jars. As gifts, these were a big hit for Christmas 2008--thanks so much for posting this gift "recipe" (soup reviewed separately).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the soup mix, combine the beans and place in plastic bag.
  2. Bags that are decorated for holidays can be found in craft shops.
  3. Place the spices in a small plastic bag.
  4. Very small ziplock bags can also be found in craft shops.

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