Hearty Brazilian Bean Soup

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

Serves:6

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped, fresh, bottled garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 ounce can undrained black beans
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • to taste freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup Swiss chard, chopped

Directions

Place 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth, onions, celery, garlic and bell pepper in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except chard. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Add chard and cook for 5 minutes.