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Peasant Soup Recipe

Peasant Soup Recipe

This hearty vegetable broth soup really satisfies, and it's inexpensive as well.—Bertha McClung, Summersville, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Rinse and sort beans. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened.
  • 2. Drain and rinse, discarding liquid. Return to Dutch oven. Add 6 cups water, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, bay leaves, tomatoes, basil and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours or until the beans are tender.
  • 3. Discard bay leaves. Add oil and heat through. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving equals 140 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.