Bean Soup

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


6 cups of water
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups corn
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese per bowl
1 teaspoon sour cream per bowl


Wash the dried beans thoroughly. Place in a bowl and cover with enough water so they can double in size. Cover and set aside overnight. The next day, wash the beans again. Pour the olive oil in a stock pot or a crock pot. Heat the oil on medium high heat. Add the chopped garlic. Cook the garlic until browned. Add the beans to the pot and add enough water to cover the beans. Add the bay leaf. Bring this to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for an hour. Add the broth, the stewed tomatoes, and the corn. Add the thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 20 minutes. Pour into bowls. Ad




Soup is perfect for cold days like these. A hot pot of soup cooking on your stove top for hours makes your home smell heavenly. Then, eating it in the comfort of your warm home makes winter much more fun. Here is a recipe for pinto bean soup. You can make it as a vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock or you can use chicken stock. Finally, you top it off with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream and the combination is delicious.




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