Smoky bean soup

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Onion, chopped
1 cup Celery, chopped
1 cup Carrots, chopped
3 \N Garlic cloves, crushed
4 cups Blackened chopped tomatoes, see below
1 can Tomato sauce
3 tablespoons Freshly chopped basil
1 pack Trader Joe's 17 bean and barley mix -or-
2 cups Mixed beans and barley, SOAKED OVERNIGHT IN WATER
8 cups Vegetable broth (up to 10)
1 tablespoon Liquid smoke, or more to taste (up to 2)
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions, celery, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes in a little water or vegetable broth. While cooking, add chopped diced tomatoes (leave skin on-this is what will char slightly) to a nonstick cooking pan sprayed with Pam and saute until they begin to brown and char slightly. When vegetables are softened add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil and the soaked beans and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1½ to 2 hours. Add the liquid smoke and salt and pepper and adjust seasonings.

NOTE-These measures are all approximate as I didn't follow a specific recipe so play around with it until it tastes right.

Posted to fatfree digest V96 #283 Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 10:24:18 -0500 From: lisabeth@...

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