Today I want to share this simple soup recipe that uses one of those bags of dried multi bean soup mix from the grocery store. It comes with a flavor packet but I toss that and use my own seasoning. This soup is very forgiving so use the veggies you have in the crisper, most any veggie you like in soup will work here. This is a hearty, thick soup with tons of flavor. I like to use turkey kielbasa as it is lower in fat but still has a nice smokey flavor that compliments the beans. Serve it with a green salad and some cornmeal muffins, cornmeal scones, cheddar chive biscuits or a crusty bread.
Multi Bean Soup with Turkey Kielbasa
- 9 cups chicken broth
- 1 – 20 ounce pkg dried multi bean soup mix, sorted, rinsed (toss the flavor packet that comes with it)
- 4 medium carrots, peeled, chopped
- 3 medium stalks celery, chopped
- 2 cups of peeled, diced potato
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2 -3 teaspoons Herbs de Provence or Italian Seasoning Blend or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 – 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 16 ounces turkey kielbasa, sliced into half moon slices
Combine all ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 -10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. If it gets too thick add a little more broth. At the end of cooking I usually add another teaspoon or so of Herbs de Provence.
Yield: 10 Servings.
Per Serving: 338 Calories; 4g Fat (11.7% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 49g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 45mg Cholesterol; 1284mg Sodium.
Old WWP 6 / New WWPP 8
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I think I just might get back to some kind of normal schedule this week. We have just a few more days with Katy as she leaves for Spain again on Friday. I still have a couple meals to prepare that she requested but I think we satisfied all of her eating out desires while she was home.
We have a little shopping for food items that she wants to take back with her. Some of her classmates put in requests for items they want as well. One item was vanilla extract, they have searched all the groceries store there and can’t find it. One of the students makes crepes and he would like to add a little vanilla to the batter. We got him a large bottle that will hopefully last him the next 6 months. The home cook in Spain does not do much baking. The other student requests were for candy items and we have those ready to pack. Katy might need a second suitcase just for food!
Add Your Thoughts
Do you have a favorite soup?
I like several kinds of soup and chili, I guess I can’t name one favorite!