Thursday, May 9, 2013

Recipe Thursday: Bean Soup

AM and I got some awesome red beans down at the market the other day, so I made this soup yesterday! Enjoy!

1/2 lb red beans, soaked overnight, drained, rinsed and cooked
1 red onion, mediumish, chopped
1 head of fresh spring green garlic not yet all the way ripened and hardened chopped
Vegetable broth (about 4 cups)
spices for flavor (I used garlic powder, salt and chili powder and paprika)

Soak beans overnight and put in a pot until they are tenderish. DO NOT EAT RAW RED BEANS! There is a toxin that causes major stomach upset if you eat more than five raw red beans.  AM found this out the wrong way, but didn't have many problems, since he looked it up after eating the beans and then couldn't remember if he had eaten 4 or 5 beans.  If this scares you, buy canned beans.  That is AM's service message for the day.

In a saute or frying pan, drizzle in some olive oil. Add garlic and onions. Saute and stir and then leave them alone on low heat until the onions are sweet smelling, carmalizing them.  They will get kind of crispy burnt looking, but they will taste wonderful!

Add broth to the pot of beans. Bring them to a simmer.  Add onion and garlic mix.  Add seasonings (you may have to add more near the end, as they kinda cook out a bit).  Wait until it gets low enough to look like a good bean soup.  Sprinkle with some awesome cheesy stuff (we had a mexican blend) and then you're done!


Love and Lollipops,


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