Homestyle Tri-Bean Soup
A traditional soup the whole family will love. Our delicious mix of bean varieties is perfectly matched with a smoky blend of seasonings and spices. Serve with corn bread to complete this comfort-food classic.
Try this easy recipe from Hurst's own test kitchens. See below for more cooking tips and suggestions. More recipe ideas available at www.hurstbeanblog.com
You will need:
1 package Homestyle Tri-Bean Soup
2 tbs. olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1-2 ham hocks, or 1/2 lb. diced ham
1 can diced tomatoes
Juice from 1 lemon
Rinse and sort through the beans. Pour beans into a large bowl or pot and cover with 2 inches of warm water. Allow beans to soak over night or at least 4 hours. Drain and discard water.
Add olive oil to a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 5-6 minutes until onion becomes translucent.
Add 7 cups of water, ham, and rinsed beans. Turn the heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir periodically.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer (covered) for 60 minutes.
Uncover and remove the ham hocks. (Trim ham off of bone and return to pot).
Add tomatoes to the pot. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
Check beans for doneness. If fully tender, add lemon juice and contents of seasoning packet.
Simmer for additional 10 minutes before serving.
For thicker consistency, use 5-6 cups of water or stock (step #3)
Tastes great with your leftover Christmas or Easter ham!
Add other garden and root vegetables for an even heartier dish
Add 1 tbsp. of chili powder for a little extra zip!
Leave out the ham for a delicious vegan dish!
Cooking in a crock pot? Try this:
-Use all of the ingredients listed on the package
-Add everything (except seasoning packet, tomatoes, and lemon juice) into the crock pot with enough water to cover the ingredients by about 2 inches.
-Cook on high for at least 8 hours. Check now and then to make sure there is enough liquid in the pot to keep the beans covered.
-When beans are fully tender, add the seasoning packet, tomatoes, and lemon juice in and cook for additional 15-20 minutes.
Cranberry, Kidney, Great Northern Beans
Sea Salt, natural flavors (including natural hickory smoke and grill flavors), yeast extract. Contains no known allergens.
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