Beans, beans, beans!!

Oh my goodness! I just made THE.BEST.BEAN.SOUP.EVER!!!  And I’m so proud of myself, I made it all up. I could not wait to blog about this, even though it’s late and past my bedtime!

I started off yesterday with some dried beans like in the picture above.  You can buy these already mixed like this in the dried beans section (next to rice, I believe).  They are packaged like that with a recipe and spices for soup.  I threw away the spices and opted for fresh veggies instead.  Let me (hopefully) come up with a recipe:

  • 2 cups dry bean mixture
  • 1 quart Swanson’s low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 green bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 quart tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Soak the beans in water overnight.  Drain and rinse.  Place the beans and vegetable stock in large pot.  Bring to a boil.  Add chopped veggies, garlic, tomatoes and spices.  Simmer on low for about 1 1/2 hours.


This would be great paired with some brown rice!

5 thoughts on “Beans, beans, beans!!

  1. Thanks so much Emmeline! I laughed when David told me that when he told you to look at my blog, you and Kara said…. that's sooooo yesterday! HAHA Awesome. By having people interested and looking at my blog, motivates ME! Oh my goodness, this bean soup was so AMAZING! Now, the Famous Fuhrman anti-cancer soup? ehhhh I didn't like it at all. Steve LOVED it! HAHA

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