Heirloom Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.3
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg
  • Sodium: 131.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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This a simple soup. It is hearty ,tasty and oh so good ! This a simple soup. It is hearty ,tasty and oh so good !
Number of Servings: 12


    Onions, raw, 1.1/2cup, diced
    Celery, raw, 1.1/2 cup, diced
    Carrots, raw, 1.1/2 cup, diced
    Garlic, 2 clove crushed
    Large Jalapeno Pepper,, 1 pepper minced seeds included
    Olive Oil, 3 tbsp
    Bay Leaf, 3 medium leaves
    Sage, fresh, 1 Tbsp minced
    Canadian Bacon,5 slices(3oz.)diced
    heirloom beans,dried, 1 lb bag (black calypso or any other kind you have, Navy beans are good too)
    Water, tap, 10 cup (boiled then cooled down
    Salt, to taste
    Pepper, black,to taste


Makes about 12 servings (1 cup each)
Pick over beans and Rinse beans then put in a large bowl . Add 10 cups of water. I boil tap water in a large kettle ,then let it get down to a warm temperature.This water is better than using plain tap water.Let the beans soak overnight or for 6 to 8 hrs.
Now you are ready to make your soup:)
In a large heavy bottom soup pot, over medium high heat add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. sauté canadian bacon until lightly browned. lower to medium heat, add and sauté onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and Jalapeno pepper until soft and onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sage and bay leaves.Add beans, with their soaking liquid. You should have 10 cups of liquid. Bring everything to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Then bring to a very slow simmer ,cover pot and cook until beans are tender, about 2 to 3 hrs (cooking time may vary depending on freshness of beans). You may add water if necessary. Allow soup to stand for 10 minutes before serving, to concentrate the flavors. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve: Drizzle individual bowls with olive oil, raw onion and sprinkle some grated cheese on top.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATKRAZY1.

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