Peasant Bean Soup Recipe
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Peasant Bean Soup Recipe

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This is an extra-good hearty soup. I often serve it to my church circle of over 100 members. After dinner, I'm always asked for this special recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried great northern beans, washed and sorted
  • 2-1/2 quarts cold water, divided
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 263 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 774 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in 2 qts. water.
  2. Add remaining water to softened beans and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients; simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Peasant Bean Soup in Country Extra September 1991, p45

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 263 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 774 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

How can a soup with a pound of beans in it not have any fiber??? Someone needs to review the nutritional facts. Will make though as sounds delicious and healthy.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

Excellent soup. Will make again. Thanks! :O)

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