Calico Bean Soup Recipe from Mix

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by CookbookCarrie

Great soup and a great recipe to accompany Calico Bean Soup Mix. Enjoy!

Top Review by ElizabethKnicely

This turned out like a baked beans type of consistency for us. I made it instead of Hoppin' John on New Year's Day and our family ate it, but didn't love it. I think I may have cooked the beans too long and the spices were off for our taste. I will try again with my variations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If desired, omit ham and substitute beef, chicken, or vegetable stock for the cooking water.
  2. Wash beans thoroughly.
  3. Place in a large kettle, cover with water and soak overnight.
  4. (An alternate method is to bring beans and water to a boil,remove from heat, and cover and let stand for 1 hour.) Next drain beans and add 2 quarts of new water and ham or ham hock (or use broth if omitting ham).
  5. Simmer slowly for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
  6. Then add spice packet, onion, tomatoes (undrained), lemon juice and salt to taste (spice packet contains no salt).
  7. Simmer another 30 minutes or until beans are tender.
  8. Take ham from soup.
  9. Remove any bits of ham from bone and return to soup.
  10. If using boneless ham, cut into bite-size pieces and return to soup.
  11. Serve.

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