Only God knows how many soup recipes are known to modern cooks. From easy ones to those in which a spoon stands, from mashed potatoes to complex ones, in which only the list of ingredients can take up a whole page. Soup with beans and potatoes, which will be discussed, refers to satisfying. Those who ate – and for any hard work. And it takes very little time and effort to prepare it.
Ingredients for making soup with beans and potatoes:
- Meat broth – 800 ml
- Potatoes – 300 g
- Canned white beans – 300 g
- Canned red beans – 300 g
- Bacon – 80 g
- Olive oil – 4 tablespoons
- Tomato paste – 4 tablespoons
- Sour cream – 1 tablespoon
- Mustard seeds – 2 teaspoons
- Butter – 1 teaspoon
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Onions – one medium-sized head
- Black pepper – to taste
- Salt – to taste
- Tabasco sauce – to taste
- A saucepan with a thick bottom
- Frying pan
- Paper towel
- Can opener
Cooking soup with beans and potatoes
Step 1: prepare the dressing
Have your own, grown on a bean bed? Perfectly. Then it should be filled with water and let it soak. This process can take several hours, so it is better to take care of the beans in advance, soak them in the evening, and cook the soup in the morning. Soak in the morning – start cooking at lunch. How much to take dry beans? About half a cup or a little more. What kind of water is needed? You can use both cold and boiling water. The result will differ only from the time of the lock. Boiling water is naturally faster.
If you have canned beans, it’s even easier. We open the cans, pour their contents into a colander – and let the liquid drain. In the meantime, we clean the onion and garlic, chop them and pour them into a pan with a thick bottom. There are mustard seeds and olive oil. Let it fry for three minutes. Naturally, you can use ordinary, vegetable oil. But the taste will be different. When everything is fried, add tomato paste and mix well.
Step 2: cook the soup
We send our beans to the pot with the dressing, pour all this with meat broth and let it boil for ten minutes. In the meantime, we will peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Ready? There it is in a pan. And let it cook. How long? About 15 minutes.
Step 3: fry the bacon
First of all, we will cut it into thin strips. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the bacon so that an appetizing crispy crust forms on it. It will not hurt to put the finished bacon on a paper towel. Let it absorb excess fat. And you can not do this. Who likes it more.
Step 4: bring everything “to the mind”
Shortly before it is ready, add sour cream, salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce to the soup. All that remains is to pour the soup on plates, put strips of fried bacon on top of it. If there is a desire, you can add greens to the same place. The result is a thick nutritious soup that your family will surely like.
– If you managed to buy a lot of young beans, it is very easy to save them. Just divide into portions and freeze. Taste qualities will not suffer.
– You can cook this soup in a broth made from smoked pork ribs. Then you can not add bacon.
– There is more protein in beans than in meat. This is for the information of those who monitor their figure.