Vegetarian 17 Bean Soup

Photo by Gail P.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bag 17 Bean & Barley Mix (Trader Joe's) Or 1 lb. dried mixed beans

  • 4

    cups low sodium vegetable broth

  • 4

    c. water or mix water and tomato juice

  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes

  • 1

    bell pepper (any color)

  • 3-4

    carrots

  • 3

    stalks celery

  • 1

    chopped chili - Serrano or jalapeno (optional)

  • 1

    onion

  • 4-5

    garlic cloves

  • 1

    tsp. basil

  • 1

    tsp. oregano

  • 1

    tsp. Italian seasoning

Directions

Quick soak dried beans: cover beans with triple their volume of water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium, and cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Remove stockpot from heat and let beans soak for 1 hour. Meanwhile, dice bell pepper, celery,chili and onion, chop carrots, and mince garlic. After 1 hour, rinse and drain beans in a colander. Saute onion,celery, chili, pepper, carrots, and garlic with Italian seasoning and salt in a large stockpot for about 7-8 minutes. Pour broth, 4 cups water, beans, diced tomatoes (with juice), basil, and oregano in stockpot. Heat over med-high and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to med-low and simmer covered for about 1 hour or until desired tenderness. Salt/pepper to taste.

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