08 April 2009

What will you cook for the cold season? Hot, healthy, delicious soup sounds satisfy your tastes and appetite. What for you eat canned stuff when you can dish out real soup made with heart healthy olive oil and fiber from the onions and vegetables? It’s only takes a few minutes to prepare and is perfect for busy days when you need real food but don’t have a lot of time.

Ingredients :

4 sp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp of prepared minced garlic or 1 clove fresh garlic
2 lb of lean ground beef or ground pork
2 cup of beef broth
2 small can of chopped tomatoes
2 30 oz can of kidney beans
2 30 oz can of whole kernel corn
1 to 2 tsp of Chili seasoning to taste
1 cup of finely chopped cabbage

Preparation :
  1. Sauté onions in olive oil in a 2 quart saucepan until onions are transparent
  2. Add garlic and ground meat. If using whole garlic, mash the clove before adding to mixture. Continue to sauté until meat is done.
  3. Add beef broth and canned tomatoes.
  4. Rinse and drain kidney beans, drain corn, and add chili seasoning to mixture.
  5. Cook at a low simmer until beans and corn are heated through.
  6. Add cabbage and cook just until cabbage is wilted.
  7. Serve immediately for 6 to 8 persons. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled over the soup if desired. Add corn muffins or corn bread or hot rolls to taste.
If You a vegetarian, you can prepare without ground meat and with vegetable broth instead of the beef broth. This recipe provide protein, as well as fiber, because of the bean and corn combination.

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