4 cups bean juice
1 package Sure-Jell
4 cups sugar

Pick a handful of ripe mesquite beans. Wash them and put in a pot. Cover with water.- bring to a boil. Boil about 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool and strain through a clean cloth. Put 4 cups of juice in a clean pot. Add 1 package of Sure-Jell and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Add 4 cups of sugar, bring to a boil, boil 1 minute. Pour in jars and seal, while hot

Judy & Bill Jones, Houston
Gladys & Bob Zienert, Macdona
--Courtesy of The Institute of Texan Cultures