Bean Bag Vegetable Soup

“I was given the recipe for this wonderful soup, along with a bag of bean mix (red kidney beans, romano beans, navy beans, green and red lentils, split green and yellow peas and pearl barley) by a very dear friend many years ago for Christmas! I have since made it many times. While not exactly a soup for summer, I have made it on occasion when I didn't know what else to cook. I eat soup all year round!”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the bean mix, cover generously with cold water, and let soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the bean mixture with 6 cups water.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until tender.
  5. Add the onions, carrots, sausage, tomatoes, chili powder and cloves.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the flavours are well blended.
  7. Stir in the sherry, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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