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Garlic Bean Soup


1. Sauté onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in oil in large saucepan 3 to 4
minutes. Add chicken broth and beans; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and
simmer until vegetables are tender, 5 to 8 minutes.

2. Process soup in food processor or blender until smooth. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with chives.
TIPS:Frozen onion and prepared chopped garlic can be substituted; also, to save preparation time, chopped baby
carrots may be used. Soup can be made 1 to 2 days in advance; refrigerate, covered.

Garlic Bean Soup
Herbed Bean and Sweet Potato Hash
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
4 cups peeled cubed sweet potato (1/2 inch)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1-1 1/2 tablespoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 can (15 ounces) Dark Red Kidney beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged
Dark Red Kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (15 ounces) Small Red beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Small
Red beans, rinsed, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup sliced celery
12 to 14 medium cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth or
vegetable broth
2 cans (15 ounces each) Great Northern beans or Garbanzo beans or 3 cups
cooked dry-packaged Great Northern beans or Garbanzo beans, rinsed,

Salt and pepper, to taste
Finely chopped chives or parsley, optional
NOTE: Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.
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Makes 6 servings
(about 1 cup each)
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes

1. Melt butter in a large skillet; add sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion,
garlic, and herbs. Cook, covered, over medium heat until vegetables are
tender, 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Mash beans coarsely; stir into vegetable mixture and cook until hot through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in salt and
TIP: Top with one poached or sunny-side-up egg.
Makes 6 servings
(about 1 cup each)

Bean Recipes | Side Dishes