Our 21-Bean Blend is a colorful, bountiful blend that pairs beautifully with ham and spicy chile powders. The result is a smoky, spicy, savory meal, perfect for chilly weather.

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 120 min

Total time: 140 min

Spicy Ham and 21 Bean Soup
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 12 to 16 servings


  1. Place beans in large bowl, and cover with water. Soak overnight.

  2. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add ham, onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.

  3. Add beans, stock, tomato juice, potatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

  4. Add remaining ingredients, and continue to simmer for 1 more hour, or until beans are tender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.