Wednesday, November 03, 2010

3 Bean Soup

3 Bean Soup!

This is a very easy to fix soup and likely can find the canned beans of these varieties easily at most stores.

In the picture shown I did have to sub red kidney beans for the great northern beans. But that just goes to show that this is versatile.

3 Bean Soup
1 (28 oz) canned diced tomatoes
1 (28 oz) canned pinto beans
1 (28 oz) canned black beans
1 (28 oz) canned great northern beans
** Please note these are approximate can sizes -
basically near equal amounts of the beans and diced tomatoes.**

1 onion - finely chopped
1 tbsp or less of olive oil or butter or a combination
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or to taste - but be mindful the longer its in the liquid the stronger it gets.)
1/2 tsp ground cumin (or to taste)

Saute finely chopped onion in olive oil or butter until translucent. Add juices from canned tomatoes and beans and reduce over medium heat stirring often. Pouring all that extra juice out is a waste of yumminess- trust me. Add tomatoes and all the beans. Gently blend in the seasonings. Simmer over LOW heat, stirring OFTEN (burned tomatoes are nasty and this can easily burn), for about an hour.

That's it.

Enjoy this with crusty bread, crackers or corn bread. Or all by itself.