*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           World’s Best Bean Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : American                         Beans
                 Pork & Ham                       Soups And Stews
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      package       World’s Best Bean Soup Mix
    2      quarts        water
    1                    ham hocks
    1 1/4  teaspoons     salt -- optional
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
    1      large         onion -- chopped
      1/4  teaspoon      chili powder
   16      ounces        tomatoes, canned
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
    3      tablespoons   lemon juice
 
 Wash the soup mix and place in a Dutch oven.  Cover with water and soak
 overnight.  Drain the beans and add the water, ham hock,. salt and pepper.
 Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hour until the
 beans are tender.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Simmer 30 minutes more,
 stirring occasionally.  Remove ham hock from the soup.  Take the meat from
 the bone, chop the meat and return it to the soup.  
 
 Serving Ideas:  Serve with homemade bread
 
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