Soups and Stews Phase 2 - Show-Me-State Vegetable-Bean Soup

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06-22-2004, 04:18 PM
Show-Me-State Vegetable-Bean Soup
From Cooking Light

Phase 2 because of the red wine and carrots.

1 pound dried navy beans
8 cups water
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup sliced carrot
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/3 cup grated fresh Romano cheese

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
Drain beans; return to pan. Add 8 cups water and next 5 ingredients (water through pepper); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through garlic); simmer, uncovered, 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato paste; cook an additional 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls, and sprinkle with cheese.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup and about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

CALORIES 227 (12% from fat); FAT 3g (satfat 1.5g, monofat 0.7g, polyfat 0.5g); PROTEIN 14.4g; CARBOHYDRATE 38g; FIBER 6.8g; CHOLESTEROL 8mg; IRON 4.1mg; SODIUM 419mg; CALCIUM 187mg;
Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 1997