Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 pound dried great Northern beans
  • 1 pound split peas
  • 1 pound yellow split peas
  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 pound lentils
  • 1 pound dried baby lima beans
  • 1 pound dried lima beans
  • 1 pound dried soybeans
  • 1 pound pearl barley
  • 1 pound dried red beans

Directions

In a very large container, combine navy beans, pinto beans, great Northern beans, split peas, yellow split peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, baby limas, limas, soybeans, barley and red beans; mix well. Divide evenly into 14 (1 pint) lidded jars.

Attach a card to each jar with the following recipe: ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts water; 1 ham hock; 1 1/4 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon pepper; 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles; 1 large onion, chopped; 1 clove garlic, minced. TO PREPARE: Soak 2 cups French Market Bean Mix in water to cover, 8 hours or overnight. In a large soup pot, bring 2 quarts water and ham hock to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove ham hock. Stir in soaked beans, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes and green chiles, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil again, skimming foam off the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour, until beans are tender.