Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Quick & Easy Ham & Bean Soup

Total time: 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
2-3 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and bell pepper in butter until tender. 
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat; cook for 15 minutes or until heated through. Discard bay leaf.                                Yield: 7 servings.

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