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13 Bean Soup Mix

These instructions are printed on the bag of 13 Bean Soup. Gluten Free, High Fiber, Lactose Free, Low Sugar, Soy Free.

  • 2 cups 13 Bean Soup Mix
  • 1 Ham Hock
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (15oz can) or 1 quart Tomatoes
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp Chili Powder *
  • 2 Garlic cloves (or tsp Garlic Powder)


Step 1

Wash and soak 13 Bean Soup Mix overnight.

Step 2

Drain and rinse beans. In a large pot, bring 2-1/2 quarts water to boil with beans and ham hock. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

Step 3

Add chopped onion, tomato sauce or tomatoes, chili powder and garlic. Simmer 30 minutes.

Makes about 8 servings.


*For an interesting variation, try using our Bean Soup Seasoning Mix - we do all the spice mixing for you!
13 Bean Soup Mix

Servings: 8



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Ratings & Comments (16)

5 Stars  94%  15
4 Stars 6%  1
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Marta February 10, 2012
My whole family really enjoyed this recipe. I cooked it in my crock pot for an hour on high before I left for work in the morning, all day on low, and then about another hour on high after adding the remaining ingredients when I got home (and while I made some homemade cornbread). Yum!
Lenora February 16, 2012
I cooked the 13 bean soup on the stovetop. Did the overnight soak and simmered them with duck meat.
Wonderful!! Served with homemade cornbread on the side.
L. Montano April 12, 2012
I found the mix at my local grocery store and I waited until after Easter to use my leftover ham hock as the recipe calls for. My entire family loved the flavors and it was perfect on a cold, rainy evening.
Ann January 15, 2013
A lovely bean blend. As a vegan I skipped the ham hock and thus a lot of the flavor. I stirred in a bit of harissa and a splash of chipotle chile, and a little balsamic vinegar just to brighten and deepen the flavors. Also needed seasoning (s,p). Warm and delicious.
Meg23 January 28, 2013
My family (even my picky 5 and 2 year olds) loves this recipe. I substitute low sodium organic chicken broth for tbe water plus I add celery, carrots, and kale. Delicious!
Caro October 24, 2013
I'ld like to see nutritional info omitting the ham hock. Yummy colorful soup.
Bob's Red Mill October 29, 2013
The nutrition facts for our 13 Bean Soup Mix without the ham hock would consist of the following:

Calories: 190
Calories from Fat: 10
Total Fat: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium 330mg
Potassium: 240 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 34g
Protein: 11g
Phosphorus: 24.91mg
Bethani December 13, 2013
Oh my goodness, this is super yummy!! Only used a couple shakes of chili powder though, for kids and my intolerance to nightshades, and added some sea salt with the beans and ham hock, but it was still absolutely delicious!! Definitely will be making many times!!
Ronda January 12, 2014
We love, love, love 13 bean soup. We make the chili without meat and substitute butternut squash, we make the chili with veggie crumbles vs beef. Great healthy meal!

Are you using 187g as one cup? I count calories…so this recipe without ham hocks is 187g = 1 cup?
Bob's Red Mill January 15, 2014
Our 13 Bean Soup Mix (excluding the ham hock) will have a serving size of about 1.5 cups or 126.92g.
Sally November 17, 2014
My son called me in a panic this morning, he'd put beans to soak but it was trash night & out went the bag w/ recipe. Glad this was on the website! Mm, mm! It didn't have all those 5 star ratings for nothing! I have to get myself a bag for my house now too!
Sharon November 16, 2014
This stuff is amazing. I made it for the first time today, and after my first cup, I ran to the store and bought 2 more bags on the quick! Plan on living on this soup all winter.
If there's one thing you put in your grocery basket, make it this. Your tummy won't regret it.
colleen December 6, 2014
I have NEVER made soup before and this was fantastic tasting and sooo easy!! Question-can it be made with veg stock instead of water??
Bob's Red Mill December 8, 2014
Yes, you may use vegetable stock in place of the water called for in this recipe.
Brenda February 3, 2015
I am making this soup today X 2. I have the beans on with 2 ham hocks in there, but what do you do with them after? Just take them out & dicard? or do you take them out & cut up the meat & dicard the rest. Also because we are making so much at once will this soup freeze well?
Bob's Red Mill February 3, 2015
After cooking, you may discard the ham hocks, keep the meat and discard the bone or leave the entire ham hock in the soup until it’s gone. You may also freeze this soup. I recommend freezing it in 1 serving portions as it will be faster to defrost and convenient.

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