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Marmee’s 15 Bean Soup

Marmee’s 15 Bean Soup

15-bean-soupAnother reason to  love blogging:  Two of my grown daughters called this week and asked for a recipe and I said, “I posted it on my blog!”

Belinda called this morning asking for my Bean Soup recipe. So here it is. It’s my hubby’s favorite; I keep several containers on hand in the freezer.

A few drops of vinegar in a bowl gives it a wonderful flavor. Try it!

Marmee’s Bean Soup


  • 1 package 15 Bean Soup (found packaged in 1 lb. bag in grocery aisle near other dry beans)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Mrs. Dash
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • Additional water needed to cover 2 inches
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1-2 large onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 smoked turkey leg* OR 2 cups Jenni-O turkey ham, diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes

TIP: Stock up on smoked turkey legs around November and December.


smoked-turkey-legSoak the beans overnight in water. Drain and rinse well (rinsing helps with gas).

Combine first six ingredients (liquid should cover beans 2 inches) in large pot. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, or until beans are tender. Add remaining ingredients and turn to low temperature; cook for additional 1-2 hours. Add more chicken stock or water if needed. Remove turkey bones. Meat should fall off easily.

*We don’t eat pork. I have served this dish many times and everyone thinks the meat is ham. Pork doesn’t really have much taste. The taste comes from the smoked flavor. I use smoked turkey in many dishes.

This freezes well.

Healthy: Low fat, high fiber and protein. Yum!



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