Indianapolis dried-bean packaging icon (and lone holdout in the vast land-holdings of Lucas Oil Stadium) N. K. Hurst is 75 years old this month!
Happy Birthday, Hurst -- and here's some bean soup recipes for the rest of us.
When I was growing up, thick, gray 15-bean soup, simmered all day with chunks of ham and served with fresh chopped onions, sliced celery and home-baked corn bread* was a cold-weather treat above all others. It's getting to be about bean soup time already, in fact. Do you suppose Tam will agree to drive the crockpot while I'm at work?
(The "classic" version I grew up with is just the bean mix simmered with ham. Use the spice packet and add tomato, etc. for a more traditional 15-bean soup. Either way, it's great!)
* Does your boxed-mix cornbread fall apart? Try doubling the number of eggs you add! It works for me.
6 months ago