Garbanzo Bean Soup

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by AmyZoe

I had some made-ahead garbanzo beans in the freezer so I added chicken broth to cover in place of the water. It cut down on the cooking time. I'd never heard of Garbanzo Bean Soup before today, but it's a keeper. I also had homemade tomato sauce in the freezer. You could used canned garbanzo beans if you wanted to make this during the week (rinsed and drained). Recipe courtesy of A Taste of Georgia Southern Living Hall of Fame and Mrs. Marie Umbach.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight.
  2. Rinse and drain.
  3. Heat 4 1/2 quarts of water in a large pot.
  4. Add all ingredients, cover, and cook for 3 hours.
  5. Check taste and add more salt or pepper if desired.
  6. Cook 1 additional hour.
  7. If necessary, uncover to thicken sauce.
  8. Remove bones before serving.
  9. Note: Beans may be reduced to 8 ounces, if desired.

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