You know if you like beans thats a good thing because they are so good for you too! High in fibre and no fat. Now I seem to have some kind of fascination for beans. You guys have more beans that we do in Canada so it seems I’ve been stocking up over the summer. In the summer when its hot we tend not to make too many comfort foods that I might put beans into, but I do love them in salads. Well today I made such a salad and opened up a lovely can of navy beans for it. It was at that time that I discovered I had this “collection” (2 cans are not in the picture because I used them today). Now I didn’t want to pull out all the packages of split peas, yellow and green and whole beans and lentils I have in this “collection” for the picture.
On the back of a can of butter beans was a recipe for Beef Vegetable Bean Soup. Sooooo because it was a rainy and dismal day thats what I was making for dinner. That would take care of 2 cans of beans, 1-1/2 cans for the soup, the rest for a couple days work of salad. I’m home this weekend busy making soaps and jewellery for my Christmas sales coming up. So I made the soup. Last week we made Taco Soup. This is a bit similar but has these wonderful beans in them. In the place of curry powder which I was out of I added some Taco seasoning mix.
1 lb. lean hamburger
1 onion (diced)
1 can butter beans + I had 1/2 can navy beans opened so added them also
1 16oz stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 can of corn
2-3 tsp. curry powder (I used some Taco seasoning)
salt and pepper to taste
Fry up the beef for about 5 minutes and then add the onions. Cook until the onions are softened. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat, stir and cover. Continue cooking for 1 hour on low stirring periodically.
This really turned out so yummy. It was so easy too. After I took the picture I wondered how this soup might taste with a some grated cheese … and a tablespoon of nonfat sour cream? Wanna know? DELISH!!
Today I’m driving an hour north to my mom’s. We are going to the Sugarplum Craft Sale at the Nottawasaga Inn. This has become an annual event. I’m taking some soup for her. She has a container and it seems to be going back and forth between us. This week I had dinner at her place and it came back to me again and with leftovers. Now that its time to take it back to her I’ve put in some Beef Vegetable Bean Soup. Try it and if you do let me know what you think. Whew. I’m down 2 cans now.
You know…the butter beans have 6 gm of fibre in 1/2 cup. That sounds like a lot!
Have a lovely day. Judi