Holiday Bean Soup Mix

Submitted by: Carolyn Allen, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative Co.

Holiday Bean Soup Mix

Course Soup


  • 1/2 c. dry kidney beans
  • 1/2 c. split green peas
  • 1/2 c. dry black beans
  • 1/2 c. red lentils
  • 1/2 c. dry red beans
  • 1/2 c. split green peas

Seasoning packet:

  • 1 T. dried green pepper flakes
  • 2 T. chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 t. dried minced onion
  • 1/2 t. dried parsley flakes
  • 4 T. brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. celery seed


  • Layer the ingredients in the order given in a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar.
  • Mix and place the seasonings in a small plastic bag. Place on top of the peas.

Soup preparation

  • To prepare you need 1 jar holiday bean soup mix, 2-14.5 oz. cans stewed tomatoes and 1 t. liquid smoke (optional).
  • Remove seasoning bag from soup mix and set aside.
  • Rinse beans and place in a large soup pot. Pour 4 cups boiling water over beans, cover and let soak overnight.
  • Drain water, add 6 cups fresh water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  • Add tomatoes, seasoning mix and liquid smoke. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue to simmer about 1 hour longer or until soup thickens.