Five Bean Soup

 
Makes servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Combine beans; divide into four equal 1 pound batches or about 3 ¾ cups each.
2. To Make Batch of Soup: Wash one batch of beans. Place in a large kettle; add enough water to cover bean. Bring to a boil; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
3. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag.
4. Drain and rinse beans. Return to kettle; add spices and 2 ½ quarts water. Bring to boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
5. Add tomatoes and heat through. Remove spices and serve.

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