HEARTY BEAN SOUP
Ingredients: beans, onion, garlic, pepper, chili powder, sea salt.
1 package Hearty Bean Soup Mix
1 ham hock or ½ lb. lean diced ham
1 16oz can crushed tomatoes
3 tbs. lemon juice
1 seasoning packet (included)
Rinse beans. Cover with water and soak overnight.
Drain beans, add water and ham hock or ham. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer 1 ½ hours. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes or until beans are tender. If using ham hock remove from soup and chop meat. Return meat to soup.
Serves approximately 6.