Mama's Bean Soup

Total Time
1hr
Prep
15 mins
Cook
45 mins

I came up with this soup while on the South Beach diet by combining other recipes. It's a filling, low-fat, good-carb, family-favorite soup.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey, garlic, and Italian herbs and cook until turkey is done.
  2. Add onion and cook for 6-8 minutes or until transparent.
  3. Add broth, bay leaves, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne, scraping bottom and sides.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add beans, reduce heat to a very low simmer, and cook for 4 minutes longer, uncovered.
  6. Add tomatoes and simmer an additional 10 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Remove bay leaves and serve, passing Parmesan cheese to be sprinkled on top to taste.
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5 5

Great soup for a blustery day. I started out following the recipe and made to completion. Tasted it and it was delish. Before, we got around to having it for dinner I had tweaked it just because I was cleaning out the fridge and found stuff that could easily be added. I added, 2 cups tomato juice, a cup and a half frozen mixed vegetables, 1/4 cup peas and 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce. I'm so glad I found this recipe. It's great and very versatile. Made for 123 Hits!! Thank you for a quick and yummy dinner.

5 5

Defrosted some ground turkey to make chili and lost interest in making it by the time the meat defrosted. Through good luck and Pick a Chef I came upon this soup. And lucky is just what I feel as this soup was just delicious and will make several days of quick and easy lunches for the office. I really enjoyed the combination of spices, particularly the thyme which make this a bit different from tomato based soups that use the more common Italian or Mexican spice combinations. In making my soup, I used cannelini as that is what I had. I also used a large can of diced tomatoes since I didn't have a small one and didn't want half a can left handing around. Will certainly make this again. For those following the WW Core program, this is Core plus points for the parmesean garnish. Thanks H-ko!