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13 Bean and Barley Soup
Gift from Mom at Christmas....


Beans : Lentils, White and Red Kidney, White and Red Pinto, Pink and Red Beans, Navy, Baby Lima, Green and Yellow Split Peas, Great Northern Beans Black Eyed Peas, Black Turtle Beans and Barley.

1 Large onion (chopped)
3 carrots (chopped)
1 bell pepper (chopped)
3 stalks Celery (chopped)
2 ham hocks
1 tsp. chili powder
juice of a lemon
2 cloves garlic crushed


Rinse and pick over beans
Soak overnight in two cups water.
Add 2 quarts water and seasonings.
Bring to boil; reduce heat to low
Cover and simmer 2 hours

Optional : 1 lb. sausage or ground beef, (browned and drained)