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.