Bean Medley Soup

[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

[For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]  
Ingredients (serves 1): 

*This recipe was developed for Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-GCE36 and SW-EAE35/50. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar models.  

*Please make sure not to overfill the food jar with ingredients, as ingredients will expand with cooking, and may cause the lid to burst.
Prepare the beans by soaking or cooking. If soaking, rinse and soak for 8 hours in water 4 times the volume of beans (not included in the ingredients list). If cooking, rinse and boil the same amount of water in a pot, cook the beans for 2 minutes, place in food jar and set it aside for one hour.
Rinse soaked or cooked beans from step 1 well and drain, then transfer to a saucepan. Preheat the food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan with the beans and bring to a boil over medium heat. Skim the surface if needed. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Discard hot water from the food jar and fill with prepared soup from step 3 until 1 cm below the ridge. Close lid, allow soup to set for a minimum of 3 hours and up to 6 hours. The soup will complete cooking itself in the food jar.
Make sure to consume within 6 hours to prevent from spoiling.