12 Days of Christmas, Day One: 15-Bean Comfort Soup

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The holidays kicked off to a nice start around here. My Thanksgiving Tasting Event was a success and I hosted friends for my first Thanksgiving meal. I cooked absolutely everything and it was equally exhausting and rewarding. I’ve been cooking so much lately that I haven’t had much time for photography and blogging, but I vow to do better!

It’s cold here and we’re expecting a snow storm tonight so I’ve decided to kick off December with a week of exploring comfort foods. Last night, I covered my beans with water and soaked them overnight so they would cook quickly for tonight’s dinner.

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This is the easiest recipe. After soaking the beans overnight, thoroughly rinse them and place them in a pot covered in water. Add 2-3 bouillon cubes and simmer on low. After about 40 minutes or so, add 1/2 cup chopped white onion and 2 garlic cloves, minced.

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  Once the beans begin to soften, add 2 bay leaves and the leaves from 1 rosemary sprig. Season to taste with Tony Chacere’s, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. You can serve your beans, as is or with rice. I made a corn soufflé and served it on the side with a mango jalapeño jam. It was delicious, quick and easy.

15-Bean Comfort Soup
Serves 2

  • 1 20 oz. bag, 15-Bean Soup Mix (only use 1/2 of the bag and discard the ham flavoring)
  • 2-3 chicken bouillon cubes for flavoring
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig of rosemary leaves
  • season to taste with tony chachere’s, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Overnight, rinse and soak beans by covering them with water. When you’re ready to cook, rinse the beans again and pour them into a pot, cover the beans with water. Add 2-3 bouillon cubes and simmer on low in a covered pot for about 40 minutes. Once your beans begin to soften, stir in a 1/2 cup of chopped white onion, 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper and 2 minced garlic cloves. Stir and cover. Add bay leaves, rosemary leaves and season to taste. When your beans are soft, your soup is ready to be served! Note: Continuously check on your beans and stir the mixture, as they will stick to the bottom of your pot. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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