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This is a VERY TASTY soup.I made it like it said, But cooked it in my crockpot after doing the first step.(I always do beans the way it says in the first step as it really gets rid of the gas.I learned it some time ago from a chef that had a resturante and a cooking show in San Franisco). All of the veggies and spices really adds a lot of flavor to the beans.I used my canned tomatoes from the garden. I will be making this often as my DH loves soup. This will taste great this winter. Thank you Sharon for another yummy recipe.

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Barb Gertz August 10, 2005

This is a very tasty soup. I used 1 1/2 cup of French Market Soup Mix for the various beans and diced tomatoes instead of crushed. I also didn't add the second lot of garlic.

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Dreamer in Ontario March 26, 2008

I was up early to check to see if school would be cancelled as it is snowing here. I cooked this up this morning and boy did it smell good. I followed the recipe exactly as written except I didn't add the hot sauce as I don't like things too spicy. Everyone enjoyed it. No one even noticed that it didn't have meat in it.

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bmcnichol February 22, 2008

This is a very easy recipe despite the long list of ingredients! This is a great inexpensive meal and we thought it was really good. I did leave out the hot sauce so my kids would eat it and it was still spicy enough for the adults. I noticed garlic cloves are on the list twice-I used 4 cloves total. Great recipe, thanks!

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Kaarin March 23, 2007

this is a good stick to your ribs soup, while i do not know you sharon 123, i feel like i do whenever i see one of your recipes it's just what we were looking for, as we are vegetarians sharon 123 are you a vegetarian

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angie r chatlos August 08, 2006

Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you off! I had everything on hand to make this. And I would think that you could easily sub different types of beans, just keep the amounts the same. I did use one can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed, instead of the dried. I added them to the pot right before serving just giving them time to heat. I also added a chopped bell pepper, simply because I needed to use it. And I used two cans of petite chopped tomatoes. I will say that this recipe calls for only 1 1/2 cups of dried beans and says it serves 10-12. I knew that would not be enough for my family since it was to be our main dish so I doubled all the ingredients. It served 4 adults and 2 children and there are probably two servings leftover. Using the amount of chili powder shown and using 1 Tablespoon of Frank's Hot Sauce made it flavorful, but not hot. So if you want it to be spicy kick those ingredients up a bit! This was easy to throw together and healthy and delicious! What more could you want? Perfect Sharon! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

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Junebug August 07, 2006
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