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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

16 Bean Soup.

What more Can I say, the name says it all. Lets say its , GOODNESS in a Bowl.!!!! . No, 16 Bean soup is not a typo, I really mean it . It does have 16 - sixteen beans in it. How would I know, of course I counted the listed ingredients at the back of this Goya- 16 bean soup Mix packet. When I made this soup last night, I kept thinking ,how come I did not come across this nutritional powerhouse earlier. But its Never too late. So what are you waiting for, grab youself this wonderful medley of beans and see(taste) for yourselves.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Goya 16 Bean Soup Mix
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely sliced
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 cups vegetable stock/water
  • 4-5 cups water
You could add 1 carrot and about 2 stalks of chopped celery as well. Thats how its made traditionally I suppose.

Preparation :
  • Soak the 2 cups of 16 bean soup mix in about 4-5 cups of cold water and keep it overnight.(You could do the quick way too by soaking them in boiling water and keeping them aside covered for about 45 minutes to an hour).
  • Drain and rinse the beans . This is how they look after a goodnight Soak...
  • Now In a large saucepan combine beans with about 4-5 cups of water and salt and cook covered until almost cooked. For those of us who are aware of the power and speed of a pressure cooker, pressure cook till almost cooked.
  • In the meanwhile heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add the bay leaves. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute till golden brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the red crushed pepper. Add about 4-5 cups of vegetable stock/water. By now, the beans would have been cooked, add them. Adjust the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat,cover and simmer until beans are tender.
  • Your 16 bean soup is ready to serve. We enjoyed our comforting soup with garlic bread.
  • This recipe serves 4.
This is for the benefit of readers who are interested in knowing the ingredients in this 16 Bean Mix . Here it goes - Pinto Beans, Small Red Beans, Pink Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans, Baby Lima Beans, Large Lima Beans, Blackeye Peas,Small White Beans,Black Beans, Whole Green Peas, Yellow Split Peas, Green Split Peas, Lentils, Chick Peas and Pearl Barley.... What More Can one ask for...Enjoy.

33 comments:

  1. Thanks Dolly for dropping by and for your sweet words ...it meant a lot for me !!
    as for this 16 bean soup , i would love to make it if the bean mix available here...the navarang daal stew n mixed dal stews are favorites with us ..

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  2. hey dolly very healthy soup...luks yummy...i dint knw that u gt mixture of 16 beans togethr...thnx for teling vl search for it surely. Hey i hv some awards for u in my blog, plz chk thm whn u gt tym

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  3. A very yummy bowl of soup. looks tempting!

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  4. Oh girly!!! thats one biig healthy bowl...Amazing..yummy yumm

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  5. an interesting and healthy combo of all the beans and lentils. very refreshing and appetising also.

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  6. Such a nutritious soup, looks irresistible...

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  7. very healthy and yummy soup..very tempting.. definetly i'll need after all those jamuns and cakes....

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  8. Hi Dolly, Thanks for your nice words about my shortbread cookies! It made me feel really good :-) Your soup sure looks healthy! I am not too keen on beans but I know it is very healthy and I should be eating more of them :-)

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  9. Those 16-bean packets are sure goodness! I have used one before and absolutely loved it. The soup looks great and perfect for the weather :)

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  10. wow...such a protein packed and nutritious soup..Got to try this one..Thanks Dolly !

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  11. Thats awesome and nutrition packed soup..looks so good and tempting.

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  12. Healthy and quick. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Very healthy and refreshing soup...Nice clicks dear...

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  14. I loved the second picture a lot... for being all colorful & pebbles kind.... Loved that immensely healthy wealthy soup..... It looks like I am ready for a serve with all those bowls to help myself, for a serve of course!!!!! SPLENDID!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  15. Healthy and goodness combined in a single dish.Wow, that is too good. Clicks are very tempting and make me feel grab a bowl :):)

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  16. Comforting, healthy and yummy soup.....

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  17. WOW!! I mean WOW!! 16 bean in one soup!!! I would have sat and counted if there were really 16 bean in it, but then after seeing ur final list I am convinced.. It is a childhood problem I have ;)
    Btw, soup looks real conforting... So goody goody! Would not feel hungry for the rest of day right?
    And, my DH was laughing at ur "Rohini Aunty's Rice ball" comment!! :D

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  18. What an wholesome protein packed soup. Great variety of beans. Wish I could grab a bowl, can skip my dinner for that..

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  19. Dolly, that looks so incredible...bowl full of goodness, like the picture so much...beautiful click.:) 16 beans...amazing, a must try one for sure:)

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  20. Awesome! this is fantastic...I read your reply on my blog and I guess we do think alike :) Have a nice day Dolly!

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  21. Nice healthy soup packed with all nutrients..i really liked the soup name...

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  22. I like the beans picture very much.So colourful.
    Nice and healthy soup.

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  23. wow..what a delicious and healthy dish

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  24. a WOW in bold Dolly!look at that such a lovely colour and truly protein rich bowl of soup. we love beans soup and today also we had Harira for Dinner. lovely pic as usual.

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  25. wow such a healthy soup.. and easy to make too

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  26. Bean soup looks delicious and yummy. It is good for health and I shall prepare it definitely. Thanks for this recipe.

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  27. that's a bowl full of goodies, sure!! proteins and vitamins and fiber in one pot, hummmm, sounds absolutely healthy and filling and specially delicious!!! that's something to prepare this winter!!! what more can i ask ??? :):)

    have a nice week end Dolly !!!

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  28. Wow...i'm always in search of some protein rich stuff...hope the soup mix is available in UK...

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  29. I m out of words to comment abt of this soup...superb!!!
    I too find it hard these days to catch up with posts in other blogs..my lil one is a cat sleeper,wakes up very quickly from his nap.

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  30. Excellent recipe:)!!!.. Looks lovely and delicious!.. thank you for sharing the recipe:)

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  31. This soup can be varied greatly to suit taste. Add carrots, celery, green pepper, chicken, mushrooms, broccoli, etc...I also serve this soup with shredded cheese & a dollop of sour cream on top...so yummy ;)

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