Holiday soup recipe


  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 lb holiday soup mix of dried beans, or your choice of 1 lb of mixed dried beans
  • 9 cups water
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 14-oz can low-sodium stewed or whole tomatoes
  • One lemon juice
  • 2 ham hocks
How to Make It
  1. Place dried beans in large stockpot and cover with 9 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil on your stovetop. Continue boiling for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove beans from heat, keeping covered. Allow to stand for 1 hour.
  3. Return covered pot of beans to the stove and bring to a boil. Then turn to simmer and continue cooking, covered, for 2½–3 hours, or until beans are soft. Drain.
  4. Place drained beans in the slow cooker. Add 6 cups water, chopped onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, and 2 ham hocks. Mix together well.
  5. Cover and cook on High 3 hours, or on Low 5 hours.
  6. Remove ham from bone. Cut meat into small pieces and stir into soup before serving.

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