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1/2 c. lentils
1/2 c. sm. red beans
1/2 c. kidney beans
1/2 c. split peas
1/2 c. yellow split peas
1/2 c. chick peas
1/2 c. pinto beans

Mix all beans together. Place in bag or jar and give with a recipe for bean or minestrone soup. Package in 2 cup portions. (Recipe follows.)

Wash beans thoroughly. Place in large kettle and cover with water and 2 tablespoons salt. Soak overnight.

In the morning, drain and add 2 quarts of beef broth (or use bouillon to make broth). Add 2 large ham hocks and bring to a boil. Simmer 2-3 hours. Then add 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 c. sliced celery, 1 large can tomatoes, 1/2 cup sliced carrots, a dash of nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Simmer 30-45 minutes. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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