If you don’t know beans about making soup, this sure is a good one to try! Good things take time with Bean Love Soup, but we know you’re going to love it! Soaking up all the flavor, this 15-bean-combo is loaded with savory ham and diced tomatoes, and is simply seasoned just right! Don’t you just love it when great flavor comes together? With Bean Love Soup and a little time, you will enjoy that great taste bowl-after-bowl! It’s time to ring that dinner bell!

Ingredients

  • 1 (20-ounce) package Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®, plus the seasoning packet, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water, plus more, to taste
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, to taste, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –In a large pot, add the beans and enough of the extra water to cover them. Reserve the seasoning packet.

Step 2 –Cover the pot and let the beans soak, for at least 8 hours and up to overnight.

Step 3 –Drain and discard the water from the beans.

Step 4 –In a second large pot, add the remaining 4 cups of water, the chicken broth, and the smoked ham hock and bring to a boil.

Step 5 –Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, covered, about 1 hour.

Step 6 –Add the onion, the garlic, and the beans to the ham hock mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the soup, covered, until the beans are tender, about 1 hour 30 mintutes-2 hours.

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Step 8 –Add the tomatoes and their juices, the chili powder, and the lemon juice to the soup and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened, about 30 minutes.

Step 9 –Add the reserved seasoning packet to the soup and stir to combine.

Step 10 –Taste the soup and season with the salt and the black pepper, as needed. Stir to combine.

Step 11 –Simmer the soup for 1 minute.

Step 12 –Serve the soup garnished with the parsley.