Five Bean Soup

By ADW|2017-08-24T13:14:19-04:00Updated: August 24th, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetables|0 Comments


  • 5 (16 oz. each) packages dried beans: lima, great northern, kidney, pinto and split peas (enough for four batches of soup)
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes


  1. Combine beans; divide into four equal 1 pound batches or about 3 3/4 cups each.
  2. To Make Batch of Soup: Wash one batch of beans. Place in a large kettle and add enough water to cover bean.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
  5. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag.
  6. Drain and rinse beans. Return to kettle.
  7. Add spices and 2 1/2 quarts water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add tomatoes and heat through.
  9. Remove spices and serve.

Food Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Meat.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 14 Servings
Calories:    191
Sodium:    293g
Cholesterol:    0mg
Carbohydrate:    35g
Protein:    13g
Fat:    1g

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