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Texas Ranger Nine Bean
Soup Mix in Jars



1 pound black beans

1 pound red kidney beans

1 pound barley pearls

1 pound pinto beans

1 pound Great Northern beans

1 pound navy beans

1 pound lentils

1 pound yellow split peas

1 pound green split peas

1 pound black-eyed peas


Mix all together or layer in nice pint-size Mason jars. Tie them with a raffia bow, and give as gifts.

Attach the following recipe on a gift tag.

Texas Ranger Nine Bean Soup

2 to 3 cups Texas Ranger Nine Bean Soup Mix

1 pound ham, diced

1 large onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 (10 ounce) can Ro-tel tomatoes and green chiles

1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes and liquid, broken up

Salt and pepper, to taste

Wash and sort beans. Place in a Dutch oven and cover with water 2 inches above beans. Let soak overnight.

Drain beans. Cover with water, and add the other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 2 hours until the beans are done. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Add a little bit of water to prevent the sticking. Adjust seasonings.


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