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    Mama's Bean Soup

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Halcyon Eve's Note:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 11, 2009


      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.

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    • on May 21, 2006


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mama's Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (482 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 586.0
    Calories from Fat 136
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    Cholesterol 78.2 mg
    Sodium 1356.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 67.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 25.6 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 47.2 g

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