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Minnesota Heartland Eleven Bean Soup

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Minnesota Heartland 11 Bean Soup is a colorful legume mix of beans, peas, and lentils and our #1 selling bean soup. Combined with kielbasa sausage and chicken, this long-simmering soup-worth the wait!

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free
Serves: 20

  • Ingredients
  • What you need
  • Cooking instructions

Bean (Lima, Pinto, Pink, Great Northern, Black, Light Red Kidney), Pea (Yellow Split, Blackeye, Green Split), Lentil (Red, Green), Thyme, Bay leaf and Parsley

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free

  • 1 Smoked Ham Hock (or smoked turkey leg)
  • 12 Cups Water
  • 1 Can Italian Plum Tomatoes, cut-up (29 oz.)
  • 4 Stalks Celery, sliced (2 cups)
  • 2 Large Onions, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • 2 Cups Chicken Breast Pieces, raw or cooked (8-10 oz.)
  • 1 Package Smoked Kielbasa Sausage (14-16 oz.)

Preparing the beans:

  • Pick through the beans. Remove discolored, shriveled beans and any foreign material. Rinse well.
  • Place the beans into a 6-8 quart pot with ham hock and 12 cups cold water.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

Preparing the soup:

  • Add contents of soup mix seasoning packet, tomatoes, celery, onion, green pepper, garlic and salt. Bring soup back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered 1 hour.
  • Cut up chicken and add to soup pot.
  • Slice kielbasa sausage lengthwise into quarters. Slice crosswise to make little wedges. Add sausage to soup pot.
  • Return pot to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove ham hock from pot. Dice meat and return meat to soup pot before serving.


11 Bean

Posted by Suze E on May 5, 2020

Just tried your Eleven Bean soup mix….FABULOUS! Can’t wait to try more!

11 Bean Frontier Soup - Really Good

Posted by Larry R on April 28, 2020

Andersonhouse 11-Bean Frontier Soup turned out to be very good. Normally a bean soup is not a favorite, but this was delicious. I added whole canned tomatoes as I like a variety of textures. I added kielbasa sausage and chicken. I added a green pepper according to the recipe. One could add other vegetables such as fresh green beans, cauliflower, perhaps even okra as this soup does have a flavor conducive to gumbo, in my opinion. All in all a very tasty, fun to make soup, that exceeded my expectations. I froze the extra.