Since tomorrow is the solstice, the shortest day of the year, and the first day of the Winter of 2015, Richard the man of beans made 15-bean soup. The product comes with a flavor pouch to simulate ham, but I just throw that in the trash. The beans themselves are the treasure, and I make them with nothing more than a diced onion. I had it for dinner, and it was great. There is plenty for leftovers as well.