Really good overall, and quite filling. To modify, I used cannellini beans instead of black beans, left the celery out, increased to 1/4 cup tomato paste, and added a little garlic powder. One could likely be generous with the balsamic vinegar as well, giving the flavor a boost.
I took part in my three chefs and saw this made by wicked cook and it went right in my to make book, what a very good soup this is. Like wicked I thought about using stew meat but I had ground meat on hand so I used that, it was full of flavour and very filling great for this time of year, this is one I am sure I will be making again and again. Thank's for a very good recipe.
I misread the recipe and used stew meat. I also skipped the beans. Lovely soup full of flavour. Made for My 3 Chefs event