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    30 Minute Bean Soup for 2

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    30 mins

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    SusieQusie's Note:

    Cooking for 2 is such a challenge! We love dried beans but cooking a small amount doesn't seem worth the effort and we aren't keen on leftovers. This is something I came up with to mimic a hearty bean soup, without all the hassle or leftovers. Even drained and rinsed, canned beans are not something I use often - they taste "off" to me. The added lemon juice brightens up the canned flavor and I suggest not leaving it out. The vegetables can be varied according to taste. Omit the ham for a vegetarian meal or substitute cooked, crumbled bacon for an even richer flavor. Don't like Great Northern beans? Add the variety that pleases you. Using this recipe as a guide, follow *your* tastebuds.

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
    2. 2
      Add the celery, carrots and onion. Saute until veggies are tender - 2-3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in the potatoes and ham.
    4. 4
      Add the broth, beans and lemon juice. Season with pepper to taste.
    5. 5
      Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in the instant potatoes to thicken; use more or less until you get the consistency that pleases you.
    7. 7
      Optional - serve topped with thinly siced green onions and/or peeled, diced tomatoes.
    8. 8
      Serve with hot buttered cornbread.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 30, 2007


      My, my, this is good. And SO easy. You are entirely right that the lemon juice brightens the flavor enormously. I like bean soup, and I usually make a vat :-) of Senate Bean Soup in the autumn and freeze multiple servings. But sometimes those are exhausted before the next autumn and I am hit with a bean soup craving. This is the perfect solution. Thanks for posting it. Bring on more "for 2" recipes! They are very helpful for us 1s too.

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    Nutritional Facts for 30 Minute Bean Soup for 2

    Serving Size: 1 (641 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 471.2
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 10.5 mg
    Sodium 555.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.9 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 29.4 g

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