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Hearty Bean Soup Recipes

  Basic Hearty Bean Soup

Combine contents of package with 7 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. (Or soak bean mixture in the water overnight in a covered pan.) Do not drain. Bring beans and liquid to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf. Season to taste. Makes 6-8 side dish servings.


Meaty Bean Soup

Follow basic recipe through the soaking step. Add 1 3/4-1 pound beef shank crosscuts. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hour. Remove meat, chop coarsely and return to soup. Remove bay leaf. Add 1 16-oz. can tomatoes, cut up and un-drained. Add one medium carrot, chopped. Cover and simmer for 30 more minutes. Season to taste. Makes 4-6 servings.


Spicy Bean Pot

Follow basic recipe but reduce water to 5-1/2 cups. Remove bay leaf. Brown 1/2 pound ground beef and drain off fat. Add 1 tsp. chili powder and cook 1 minute. Add to bean soup along with 1 10-oz. can Rotel. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Serve in tortilla bowls or with corn chips. Garnish with jalapenos, if desired. Makes 6-8 main-dish servings.


Cheesy Bean Soup

Follow basic recipe through the soaking step, except reduce water to 4 cups. Remove bay leaf. Mash beans slightly. Add 2 cups milk and 1 6-oz. link cheese food or smoked cheese food. Cook and stir until beans are soft. Makes 4-6 main dish
servings.