CHILI BEAN SOUP
A variation of chili con carne with beans
I got this recipe from
A Primer on Bean Cookery
California Dry Bean Council
and other organizations.
Ingredients(Makes 5 to 6 cups)
- 1 lb pink, red, or pinto beans
- 6 to 8 cups boiling water
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp onion salt
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp marjoram
- 10 1/2 oz beef or chicken broth
- 16 oz stewed tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp chili powder
7 to 10 oz
green chili salsa)
Rinse and wash beans. Soak using either slow soak or quick soak.
For slow soak, submerge beans in
of cold water salted to taste and soak 6-8 hours or overnight,
For quick soak, submerge beans in
6 to 8 cups
of hot water salted to taste.
Bring to a boil, boil 3 minutes, remove from heat, and soak 1 hour.
Whichever method you choose, make sure you use a pot large enough
to let the beans expand 2 1/2 times, and drain and rinse the beans after
Put the beans in a large pot.
Add boiling water, garlic, onion, salt, thyme, and marjoram.
Cover and simmer until the beans are tender
(2 1/2 to 3 hours).
Don't let beans boil dry. Add hot water as needed.
Spoon out 3 cups of the cooked beans to use another day in another way.
Mash the rest of the beans with their liquid.
Add remaining ingredients, plus
of hot water. Heat at least 10 minutes to blend flavors.
I'm not sure why the recipe
doesn't call for you to cook a smaller quantity of beans, rather than
spooning out the cooked beans.
The pamphlet says that you can make the excess beans into a salad by
covering them with French dressing and refrigerating. I think they're
trying to sell more beans.
Chili powder is a spice from Texas and Mexico
consisting mainly of ground dried chili peppers.
Green chili salsa is a Mexican condiment made from hot green chilies,
onions, vinegar, salt, and other ingredients.
The slow soak method gives beans a better texture.
Since these beans will be mashed, it won't make much difference,
unless you're concerned about those 3 extra cups of cooked beans
you will make into a salad.
3 to 3 1/2 hours when done by the quick-soak method,
overnight if slow-soak.
No need to measure.
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Recipe last modified: 14 Mar 86
From: jeff@rtech (Jeff Lichtman)
Subject: RECIPE: Chili-bean soup
Date: 3 Oct 86 03:36:14 GMT
Organization: Relational Technology Inc., Alameda CA
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