15 Bean Soup

This simple soup can be made on the stove top, in a crock pot, or in an instant pot. Whichever way you choose to cook this soup, you’ll find it to be hearty, warming, and tasty.

15 Bean Soup (from Brand New Vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup Blend (without the seasoning)
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • cups water
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 med sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 japapeno, minced (optional)
  • 1 7 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp thyme
  • 1  15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (1 lime)

Stove Top Directions:

  1. Throw away that little seasoning packet in the beans, we won’t be using it.
  2. Rinse the beans and discard any debris, then place in the pot with 8 cups of water and soak overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  3. Drain the water the beans were soaking in over night and add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the cumin, thyme, diced tomatoes, spinach, and lime juice.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cumin, thyme, and tomatoes. Stir then continue to simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Add the spinach and lime juice.
  7. Mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Throw away that little seasoning packet in the beans, we won’t be using it.
  2. Rinse the beans and discard any debris.
  3. Pour beans into the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker.
  4. Add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the cumin, thyme, diced tomatoes, spinach, and lime juice.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours then add the cumin, thyme, and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  6. Continue to cook for an additional 1-2 hours or until the beans are tender.
  7. Add the spinach and lime juice.
  8. Mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Throw away that little seasoning packet in the beans, we won’t be using it.
  2. Rinse the beans well, and add them to your Instant Pot.
  3. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT the diced tomatoes, spinach, and lime juice.
  4. Attach the lid and set to Seal. Set your Instant Pot to Manual mode, High pressure, and time for 45 minutes.
  5. When it is finished cooking, allow it to release naturally.
  6. Once the pressure is released, stir in the tomatoes, spinach, and lime juice. Mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.

 

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