Thursday, October 4, 2007

15 Bean Soup

Quick method
Place rinsed beans in a pot with 3 quarts water
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and continue to boiling for 60 - 70 minutes
After 60 Minutes, add ingredients. Simmer for 30-45 minutes

ok that is what the bag said, this is what I did

I rinsed the beans and placed them in a pot with 2 quarts water and 1 quart chicken stock, bay leaf and boiled for an hour. I then added a smoked turkey wing, pepper and soup seasoning, turned to heat down to simmer for a half an hour. I then turned off the heat for an hour while I went to the school to pick up my daughter. When I got home I turned the soup on to simmer again. sauteed some carrots, celery, and leeks and then added them to the soup and let it cook while the corn bread baked, about 20 minutes.

I find that cooking beans always takes longer then the 2 hours that it says on the bag, I have found that it takes a good 3 hours and at the end of the 3 hours the beans still hold their shape but are tender.

I have used a nice smoked ham before but the soup tends to get a little greasy. Smoked turkey wing adds a lot of smoke flavor without the grease; however, if you want ham in your soup buy a ham steak and cube that up and add it to the soup with the vegetables.


katiez said...

I love bean soup. I'd have to buy a hell of a lot of beans - 15 bags, to get 15 different kinds, though...hahaha! I'll settle for 2 bean soup!

Shayne said...

That is a shame that you can't get the mixed bag. Can you get it in bulk and just get a quarter cup of each.

My husband always sys he hates bean soup until I make it and then says that is good, like it was a surprise that it was good.

winedeb said...

Shayne that bean soup looks awesome, especially in the terrine. I know what you mean about the beans always taking longer to cook. I have no solution except soaking overnight. But my thing is, I never know the night before that I am going to make the soup. I guess I should be a better planner. I usually wake up in the morning and say, ah bean soup sounds good today...and they ya go!