1 1/2 cups 10 bean soup mix
6 cups cold water
1 large onions, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
3 hot Italian sausages or 3 italian sweet sausage, sliced
1 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons dry sherry (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
Rinse the bean mix, cover generously with cold water, and let soak for 8 hours or overnight.
In a large saucepan, combine the bean mixture with 6 cups water.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until tender.
Add the onions, carrots, sausage, tomatoes, chili powder and cloves.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the flavours are well blended.
Stir in the sherry, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Time preparation: 15 min.
Time total: 135 min.