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A bowl of mixed bean soup with a serving ladle alongside.

Mixed Bean Soup

Warm and Comforting Mixed Bean Soup features 15 varieties of beans in one pot. Perfect for cold winter days.
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 253kcal


  • 20 ounce 15 bean soup mix (recommend Hurst's HamBeens)
  • 3 quarts water divided
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 pound smoked ham hocks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley if desired, for garnish


  • Remove and discard the seasoning packet (if included) from the bean soup mix. Place the beans in a large soup pot and add 2 quarts of water. Cover and allow to soak 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the beans and return them to the pot. Add one quart of water, the chicken broth, and ham hocks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except lemon juice. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes or more until all the vegetables and beans are tender. Note: You can also remove the ham hocks at this point and add some sliced kielbasa or other sausage to the pot for the final cooking time.
  • Just before serving, add lemon juice.
  • Garnish with a little chopped fresh parsley if desired.


Serve with garlic bread, cornbread, crackers, or grilled cheese.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2873IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg