Monday, September 7, 2015

Basil and Bean Soup

Make beans a regular part of your diet. They are super for heart health and cholesterol control.

You’ll Need
  • 1/2 pound dried white kidney beans or great northern beans
  • 1 pound lean stewing meat, cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 small zucchini (unpeeled), diced
  • 2 turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons leaf basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 dash salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

In a crock potCompletely soften beans by combining all ingredients in crock pot.
Add water to cover and mix well.

Turn it onCover and cook on high setting for 3 hours.
Turn to low setting for 8 to 14 hours (or keep on high setting for 5 to 7 hours).

To servePerfect with a dip of crusty garlic bread.

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