The following Mexican bean soup mix recipe is easy to mix together and will stay good on your shelf for months in an air tight container. Besides two of the favorite beans, this recipe includes hominy which is another favorite of many.
Dried beans will last indefinitely if stored properly in a cool dry place. They are very high in many essential nutrients. Being high in fiber, starch and proteins, the beans in this Mexican bean soup mix recipes provides for a very filling dish. By combining the beans with the other soup ingredients produced a very flavorful soup and it is so simple to put a pot on to cook.
I prefer to get the pot of soup ready at night like I do all my dried beans, cover with water and let it soak overnight. If you know how to cook beans, you know that this is the best way to cook them. In the morning I place the pot on the stove and cook slowly. In no time this Mexican soup mix recipes turns into the most delicious tender bean soup.
Hominy is dried maize kernels which have been treated through a process with an alkali. One of the earliest places which did this process was what is now Southern Mexico. In this process the corn is soaked in lye which kills the seed’s germ. Then the corn cannot sprout in storage. Besides preserving the grain for food, it offers extra nutritional value over the untreated corn.
Hominy is now used in many soups, stews and casseroles. Many people love the flavor of canned hominy when fried alone in bacon fat or butter. It is ground coarsely to make hominy grits or fine into a corn flour.
MEXICAN BEAN SOUP MIX
Combine all the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container. To use, combine half of the mixture with 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 3 hours or until the beans are tender. NOTE: Toward the end you might want to add some cooked beef, chicken or pork.
After cooking the above Mexican bean soup mix recipe, it can be made
into more delicious recipes like baked beans. Do you know how to make
baked beans? This is all there is to it. Measure out the amount of the
cooked bean soup as you like. Strain off the excess liquid. Add to suit
your taste some diced fresh onion, a little prepared mustard, ketchup (I
add enough to turn the mixture red) and some brown sugar; I like them
sweet so taste to please yourself. Put in baking pan or roaster. Lay
strip of bacon across the top of the beans and place in oven. Bake at
375F degrees until hot and bubbly and bacon becomes crisp.
Another dish that can be made after cooking the Mexican bean soup mix recipe is this rice and beans recipe. This is also very flavorful and it provides a whole meal in one dish.
RICE AND BEANS RECIPE
Cook bacon in large skillet or pan until crisp over medium high heat.
Drain off excess drippings; add cooked beans, cooked rice and broccoli to bacon in skillet.
Stir mixture over heat until hot; pour into casserole baking dish.
Top with shredded cheese and place in preheated oven at 350F degrees until cheese is melted.
EASY BEAN SOUP RECIPE
This is not made with the Mexican bean soup mix recipe but is a very easy recipe to put together by using canned ingredients.
NOTE: Do not drain or dilute any of the canned ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a large heavy pot; bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves; sprinkle each serving with shredded cheese.