Santa's Soup Mix

Santa's Soup Mix

This dry beany soup-mix is assembled in just 10 minutes and is a great gift idea for Christmas.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

10

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Santa's Soup Mix
2
cups mixed dried beans (1/3 cup each yellow split peas, green split peas, lima beans, pinto beans, kidney beans and great northern beans)
1/4
cup dried minced onion
2
teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
Santa's Soup
8
cups water
Santa's Soup Mix
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
2
lb smoked ham shanks
  1. To make Santa's Soup Mix: In 1-pint glass jar, layer dried beans, dried onion, chicken bouillon, cumin and garlic powder. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to 2 months. Give with gift card that includes Santa's Soup recipe.
  2. To make Santa's Soup: In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat water and Santa's Soup Mix to boiling. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 1 hour. Stir in carrots and celery. Add ham shanks. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 2 hours or until beans are tender. Skim fat if necessary. Remove ham shanks; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham into soup; heat until hot.
Makes 6 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
New Twist
Instead of the ham shanks, 2 lb ham hocks or 1 ham bone can be used.
From the Heart
Package this heartwarming soup mix in a pretty glass jar, and include soup bowls or large mugs and a copy of Santa's Soup recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 310
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 570mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 12g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.