Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Soup

Cold Nights call for a warm inviting soup- but who has the time to make it? Here is an alternative to canned soups that is cheap, easy and filling;

Winter Soup:
1 Can (15 Oz.)organic pinto beans, drained
1 Can (15 Oz.) organic Black Beans, drained
1 can (15 Oz.) organic diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Tarragon
1 bay leaf Crushed
 pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon Olive oil

Mirepoix: 1 cup each:
 Diced celery
Diced Carrots
Diced onions

Place olive oil in pot- turn heat up to medium. When hot add the Mirepoix- Saute until translucent- Add the beans and tomatoes- If dry add small amount (1/2 cup) of stock or water add the chili powder, tarragon pepper and salt- bring to a simmer, add the bay leaf,, simmer for half an hour, remove bay leaf. Hint: put bay leaf in a tea infuser first for easy removal. Serve.

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