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Janetta's 15-Bean Soup

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Janetta's 15-Bean Soup
This hearty bean soup makes a perfect lunch or supper with cornbread and a tossed salad.


  • 1 lb 15-bean soup mix
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bunches chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp dried basil or 1 tbs fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or 1 tbs fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 1 tbs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • zest of 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 tbs rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 qts vegetable stock or 2 qts water with 2 tbs vegetable stock base


Prepare beans according to package directions by soaking in water overnight or simmering them in water for an hour, draining the water and reserving the beans in a colander. Saute onions in oil for 5 to 8 minutes over medium heat til they are soft. Add minced garlic, scallions and all of the herbs and spices, including the zest, stir and heat through for about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and stir, then add beans, stock or water and base or plain water, cover pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer. Cover pot again and allow to simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Check for level of liquid occasionally. Add additional stock or water if soup appears too thick for your taste. Check beans for tenderness. If not soft, cook at simmer for another 1/2 hour.

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 5 out of 5
, Member healthygf

This was so excellent for beans, very flavorful, will be making in bigger quantities and freezing for quick lunch meals (about 1 heaping cup per). The only thing different is that I do make my own chicken stock from scratch( the gluten free thing). That being said. my hb and family loved this!!! Made cornbread for him and wild rice for me. We love cajun food also. May be a little spicy for some, but great with beer and red wine. If you want meat, add Italian mild sausages. Chop into 1"" pieces and cook and drain fat off. Then add about 30 min before finishing. Time to cook? I test the beans to taste. Best guess is about 2 hrs.

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