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Minnesota Heartland 11 Bean Soup

Yields20 ServingsCook Time5 hrs

11 bean soup mix

You Will Also Need
 Minnesota Heartland 11-Bean Soup Mix
 1 Smoked ham hock (substitute a smoked turkey leg)
 12 cups Water
 1 Can Italian plum tomatoes, cut up (29 oz.)
 2 cups Celery, sliced (about 4 stalks)
 2 cups Onions, chopped (about 2 onions)
 1 Green pepper, chopped
 1 tsp Garlic, minced
 1 tsp Salt
 2 cups Chicken breast pieces, raw or cooked
 1 Package smoked Kielbasa sausage (14-16 oz.)
Here's What You Do
1

Preparing the beans:

  1. Pick through the beans. Remove discolored, shriveled beans and any foreign material. Rinse well.
  2. Place the beans into a 6-8 quart pot with ham hock and 12 cups cold water.
  3. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
2

Preparing the soup:

  1. 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.
  2. Cut up chicken and add to soup pot.
  3. Slice kielbasa sausage lengthwise into quarters. Slice crosswise to make little wedges. Add sausage to soup pot.
  4. Return pot to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes
  5. Remove ham hock from pot. Dice meat and return meat to soup pot before serving.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2/3 tbsp. dry mix

Servings 20


Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g

Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 241mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%

Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 10%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.