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bean-soup recipe

Date:    Wed, 28 Dec 94 18:06:31 CST
 From:    PNO Coordinator (mirabour@brewich.com)
 Here is a recipe I just invented tonight, out of things I had in the 
 kitchen.  It took about 35 - 40 minutes from start to finish.
                         Mirabour's Bean Soup
 1 grated carrot
 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
 1/2 cup chopped onion
 Place these in a small bowl and top with 4 oz. beer (or water or 
 vegetable stock).  Cook in microwave ~4 minutes, until they begin to 
 Meanwhile, in a 4-qt. pot, place:
 1 can fatfree (vegetarian) refried beans
 8 oz. beer (can substitute water or vegetable stock)
 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable stock
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
 1/2 teaspoon oregano
 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
 Start over high heat.  Stir until beans "dissolve."  Then add 1/2 can
 pinto beans.  Mash the remaining beans and add.
 Then add:
 3/4 cup frozen spinach
 3/4 cup frozen corn
 1 lime, peel removed, cut into small chunks
 1/2 cup prepared salsa (picante sauce) (I used Arriba brand)
 the microwaved vegetables, above
 Reduce to medium heat and simmer 20 - 30 minutes until thickened.
 (Add water if necessary to thin.)
 Top with any combination of the following:
 Fatfree cheese
 Fatfree yogurt
 Crushed baked tortilla chips
 Chopped cilantro
 Chopped green onions
 kwvegan vegan