Calico Bean Blend
Calico Bean Blend is a harvest medley of colorful legumes and grains, including: Red Chief Lentils, Green Lentils, Small Baby Lima Beans, Green Split Peas, Yellow Split Peas, Navy Beans, Blackeye Peas, Pinto Beans, Small Red Beans and Pearled Barley
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Sort carefully and rinse thoroughly, with mild agitation, until water runs clear. Place blend in a pot with a lid. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Beans, Peas, Lentils, Pearled Barley.
Calico Bean Blend is a harvest medley of colorful, protein- and fiber-rich legumes and grains, ideal for giving hearty soups a gourmet feel and a burst of color. This blend includes Red Chief Lentils, Green Lentils, Small Baby Lima Beans, Green Split Peas, Yellow Split Peas, Navy Beans, Black-Eye Peas, Pinto Beans, Small Red Beans and Pearled Barley.
The lentils, split peas and barley in the blend dissolve during the cooking process, lending creaminess and body to the soup, while the beans retain their shape. Calico Bean Blend works well with savory and spicy seasonings, as well as fresh herbs and vegetables, allowing for numerous creative interpretations of the final product.
Classic Calico Soup
Calico bean soup is a comforting, colorful soup for winter, packing serious nutrition and flavor into a simple-to-prepare recipe. This vegetarian version utilizes our convenient, all-in-one Calico Bean Soup Mix, which features a collection of beans, lentils, peas, and pearled barley.