Calico Bean Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Chili

Calico Bean Soup Recipe


  • 2 cups calico bean soup mix (see Note 1)
  • 3 quarts of waterham, turkey or other soup bones
  • 1 quart stewed tomatoes
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. of chili powder (see Note 2)


  1. If you use dried beans, wash them, cover them in cold water, and let them soak overnight
  2. Place the beans, water, and bone(s) in an 8-quart pan and bring them to a simmer over medium heat
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 3 hours
  4. Add more water as necessary to keep the beans covered
  5. Discard the bone; chill to remove all the fat
  6. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for another 1-1/2 hours

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