Combine beans in a very large bowl. Pour two cups of bean mix into attractive
16 ounce jars. The beans can also be layered for a pretty effect. Put in a few
beans at a time until you have filled the jar.
Attach the following recipe to each jar.
Arizona Bean Soup
Beans from jar 1 smoked ham hock 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 6 cups water 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves or parsley 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons
salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin seed
Cover beans with water and soak overnight.
Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hock, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay
leaf, 6 cups of water and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high
heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before
Makes 11 cups of soup.
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