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French Market Soup Starter Mix (Gluten Free)

 Contents of jar:
Ingredients: navy beans, pinto beans, Great Northern beans, split peas, yellow split peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, baby lima beans, red beans


 Makes 8 servings, 2 cups each
 Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus overnight soak – optional)
 Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
 Ease of Preparation: Easy

1 quart water
1 quart low sodium broth of your choice
1 ham hock or ham bone (or leftover meat)(optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Soak 2 cups French Market Bean Mix in water to cover, 8 hours or overnight (optional). In a large pot, bring water, broth and ham hock to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Remove ham hock, skimming foam off the top. Stir in (soaked) beans, pepper, diced tomatoes with green chiles, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil again. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 2 hours, until beans are done to your liking.

 Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 150; fat 2g (sat <0.5g, mono 0.5g, poly <0.5g); iron 2mg; cholesterol 24mg; calcium 45mg; carbohydrate 20g; sodium 390mg; protein 15g; fiber 6g