Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Norene Gilletz cookbook MealLeaniYumm. I always try to post recipes that are for everyone, and not just for a select group of people. This is a really hearty soup, and it is so amazing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed soup pot and saute onion and celery for five minutes until golden.
  3. Add carrots and garlic and saute for another five minutes. Add water, beans, potatoes, bay leaves, thyme and cumin.
  4. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook 1/2 hour longer, until beans are tender.
  7. Add cilantro.
  8. If soup is too thick thin with a little bit of water.
  9. Time given does not include overnight soaking.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I halved the recipe but I shouldn't have. We definitely could have eaten more. Didn't have any cilantro, but it was still great! Thanks very much!

Yaffa December 20, 2009

Nice soup! I did use broth instead of water, and added ground coriander, cayenne pepper and lemon juice to perk it up. I would definitely double or triple the beans and potatoes in this recipe if you want it to be a little heartier. Served 8 with bread as an entree.

Maito December 01, 2007

Review My Recipe game ~ A nice, hearty soup. I used baby lima and great northern beans in this. DH ate two bowls! Served with biscuits. I forgot to add the coriander at the end, but it was still good! Thanks Studentchef!

CulinaryQueen September 07, 2007

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