Golden Bean Stew
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 50 min
1 Place 1/2 cup of the broth in a large pot. Add onion, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add remaining broth, potatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and cook for 30 minutes. Add tomato sauce, hummus, and seasonings. Cook an additional 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Hint: Most natural food stores also sell prepared hummus. Or you can make your own by pureeing cooked garbanzo beans with a small amount of broth, garlic, and salt. If you are using canned beans in this recipe, be sure to rinse them before using. This may also be made with garbanzo beans instead of the white beans. If you can’t find baby potatoes, use larger red potatoes and chop them into bite-sized pieces. If you want to use chard or kale instead of the spinach, it will need to cook about 5 additional minutes.