Food Storage Recipes: 12 Bean Soup

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS around here! Winter time always makes me want to pull out all of my delicious soup recipes. Since a lot of good soups are made out of all shelf stable foods, we wanted to share a few with you this week. This is a favorite recipe of mine from my mother-in-law. And later this week (after we give you some info on split peas), Julie will be sharing her famous split pea soup recipe. Hope you enjoy!

12 Bean Soup Recipe:

Ingredients:
2 c. 12-bean soup mix*
1 ham bone (optional)
4 T. bulls eye BBQ sauce
1 chopped onion (can use dehydrated)
1 T. sugar
1 small clove garlic
3 stalks celery, diced (can use dehydrated)
¼ tsp. lemon pepper
2 carrots, diced (can use dehydrated)
2 T. ketchup
28 oz. can whole tomatoes
¼ tsp
1 tsp. salt and ginger
1 pinch red pepper flakes

*You can buy this as a mix or make your own with a variety of the legumes in your food storage

Directions:
Wash 2 cups of bean mix. Soak in a large pot overnight. Drain. Add 8 cups water, ham bone, 1 tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. ginger. Bring to a boil and cook until beans are tender (about 1 hour). Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer 2 ½ to 3 hours. Stir and add water as needed. For more zest, double all spices.


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  • Melanie

    The ingredient list says 1/4 tsp salt and ginger, but the directions say to add 1 tsp salt… How much salt are we to use? :)

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi and Julie

      Sorry it should be 1 tsp salt. I’ll fix it in the post!

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  • Wilma

    I found the recipe, I could have known there was one here. http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/03/29/beans

  • Wilma

    I'm from Europe and am working on embryosteps (I'm not even ready for babysteps yet). Last summer I was in Utah and noticed a friend of mine put wheat kernels in the blender to make pancakes.
    I was flabbergasted and am spreading the word about this option overhere. To go one step further I put beans in the blender and it turns into powder in notime at all. So might that speed up a lot of soaking time? Could I make a quick creamy beansoup that way. Do you have recipes for that option?

  • Wilma

    I found the recipe, I could have known there was one here. http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/03/29/beans-the-magical-fruit/

  • Wilma

    I’m from Europe and am working on embryosteps (I’m not even ready for babysteps yet). Last summer I was in Utah and noticed a friend of mine put wheat kernels in the blender to make pancakes.
    I was flabbergasted and am spreading the word about this option overhere. To go one step further I put beans in the blender and it turns into powder in notime at all. So might that speed up a lot of soaking time? Could I make a quick creamy beansoup that way. Do you have recipes for that option?

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    You can email it to info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we can post it. Or you can always share it on our facebook page too.

  • ChilenaSUD

    I have a great recipe of beans… we call it “POROTOS CON RIENDAS”… how can i share it?

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    You can email it to info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we can post it. Or you can always share it on our facebook page too.

  • Anonymous

    I have a great recipe of beans… we call it “POROTOS CON RIENDAS”… how can i share it?

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      You can email it to info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we can post it. Or you can always share it on our facebook page too.

  • ChilenaSUD

    I have a great recipe of beans… we call it “POROTOS CON RIENDAS”… how can i share it?

  • Anonymous

    That soup sounds really good. It’s always great to find a way to have a hearty delicious meal without a lot of work.

  • roncorotisserie

    That soup sounds really good. It's always great to find a way to have a hearty delicious meal without a lot of work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Helen Koenig

    oh yum – I LOVE 12 bean soup! Although my recipe varies from year to year depending on what beans I have!

  • http://www.facebook.com Helen Koenig

    oh yum – I LOVE 12 bean soup! Although my recipe varies from year to year depending on what beans I have!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Linda Harriman Tremmel Sorden

    always ready for good soup or stew

  • http://www.facebook.com Linda Harriman Tremmel Sorden

    always ready for good soup or stew