I encourage you to check out the dry beans/rice aisle at your local Wal-Mart or grocery store because that is where I found this 15 bean soup mix. To make the beans you simply put them in a pot of water and cook them for about an hour and a half. There is a recipe on the back that includes ham, onion, etc. if you wish to make the beans a bit more tasty. However, we eat them as is and are always pleased! If we have any ham in the fridge we add this to the soup as well. Overall this is a healthy, filling meal that is also inexpensive! It would go great with Becca's Sweet Homemade Cornbread, found here!