Old-fashioned Bean Soup

I made a LARGE batch, portioned and frozen and ready for autumn.  Or sooner!  🙂

20160304_120844.jpg

300g chopped onions

30ml olive oil

10ml garlic paste

600g par-cooked sugar beans (cooked for about 1 1/2 hours)

1 litre beef stock (or veggie stock for vegetarians)

200g carrots, peeled and chopped or grated

400g potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 heaped tablespoons tomato paste

50ml Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons dried parsley or fresh Italian parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Using a large soup pot – fry onions in olive oil until soft.  Stir in garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and fry for another minute.  Add the rest of the ingredients and lower heat to a slow simmer.  Top up with more stock if needed.  Simmer for about an hour, or until all the ingredients are soft.  I liquidised it a bit because I don’t like chunky soup.  Stir in dried parsley (or top with fresh parsley) and serve.

I topped each bowl with oven-baked pork sausages or lean bacon (1 additional protein serve).
20160304_120856.jpg

Serves 6

1 Serving = 1 Protein, 1 Veg, 1 CC

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s