Quick Bean and Vegetable Chowder
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 60 min
1 Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot. Mix well, cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
Hints: To make this into a thicker, more stew-like chowder, add some fresh chunked potatoes instead of the frozen ones, and a few chopped carrots. Then just before servings, stir in some chopped kale or chard, and cook until softened.
2 Quick Bean Mix: This is a mixture I usually have in my pantry, stored in a covered container, for use whenever I am in the mood for a quick, yet hearty bean soup.
3 1 cup split green peas 1 cup split yellow peas 1 cup brown lentils 1 cup red lentils 1 cup barley 1 cup orzo (pasta)
4 Combine all ingredients in a covered jar and store in your pantry.