Santa's Soup Mix

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Instead of the ham shanks, 2 lb ham hocks or 1 ham bone can be used.

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
910mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
12g
47%
Sugars
5g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.