Calico Bean Soup


1/4 c. pinto beans
1/4 c. black eyed peas beans & peas,
1/4 c. yellow split peas
1/4 c. baby beans
1/4 c. Great Northern beans
1/4 c. green split peas
1/4 c. Navy beans
2 Tbsp. soda
2 Tbsp. salt
1 large onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 meaty ham bone or pork hock
1 clove garlic
2 qt. water
1 large can tomatoes
salt & pepper
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 carrots, chopped

When ready to make soup, wash beans and place in large kettle. Cover with water; add salt and soda and soak mixture overnight. Next morning, drain beans. Add 2 quarts water and the ham bone or pork hock. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours. Add onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Continue simmering until thick and tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until done. Extra water may be needed.