Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I borrowed this from The New England Soup Factory Cookbook. This is a thick, hearty, and filling soup for the winter and is easy to make. Feel free to substitute canned beans for the dried variety, but it's best to be ready for this a day in advance as the beans need to soak overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans and chickpeas in a deep bowl. Add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and soak overnight. Drain before using.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, garlic, onion, carrots, and bell peppers.
  3. Saute for 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the drained beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, tomato paste, V-8 juice, wine, stock, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, basil, bay leaves, and salt.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium or low and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, or until the beans are tender and fully cooked.
  6. Remove from the heat and discard bay leaves. Add jalepeno, lime juice, corn, scallions, cilantro, pepper, and additional salt to taste.