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Minnesota Heartland
Eleven Bean Soup

Add Polish or chicken sausage for great flavor. Add Polish or chicken sausage for great flavor. Vegetarians can make this 11-bean soup without the meats and add 1 cup of barbeque sauce for a wonderful substitution.

Serves: 10 - 12
Preparation Time: 30  minutes
Cooking Time: 6  hours


Recipe Additions:

12 cups water
2 (plus) cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon salt
freshly ground pepper
1 smoked ham hock (can substitute smoked turkey leg)
1 28-ounce can Italian tomatoes, chopped
1 pound smoked kielbasa sausage, sliced on a diagonal
(can substitute chicken sausage)
2 cups celery, sliced
2 cups onion, chopped
1 or 2 whole chicken breasts, sliced into small pieces while raw or slightly frozen
1 green pepper, chopped