ok....it's about 5 degrees here (or feels like it at any rate)...snowy, sleety, cold... and i decided to make some Lime Bean soup to warm us up.
this is a really simple recipe, but very good
here it is:
take about 12 ozs of country ham scraps (which you can buy from the store here) and about 10 ozs of Andouille sausage- about 2 sausages from a three-pack -and one 1 pound bag of dried lima beans
put in a pot and gently boil until the beans are tender
take another pound of dried lima beans and boil in a separate pot
once the beans in pot #1 are tender, blend it all using a stick or immersion blender, ham, sausage and all, until smooth and creamy.
then take the beans from pot #2 and put them in pot #1....don't blend and cook until you are satisfied that the beans are done
taste...add salt & pepper as you think necessary...
best bean soup i have ever had...
any recipes you'd like to share?
Never tried Lima Bean soup. I will have to make that sometime. I make Navy Bean, Split Pea, Black Bean and Lentil Soup all the time. The basic recipe I follow is pretty simple. Boil the beans/peas with some ham, dried onion, carrot and bay leaf (and perhaps some other misc things as the mood strikes). I boil until tender, but I don't puree. Shortly before it's ready I add some smoked sausage (low fat variety). Simple but delicious. Sometimes I dump some salsa into my black bean soup. Sometimes I substitute some chicken broth for the water. I usually improve somewhat.
Do either of you guys deliver? :)
Oh man, I love me some lima bean soup. Love it.
In Mexico we call them: Frijoles Charros.
Beans, onions, chile, pork skin, sausage, beacon, beer, cilantro. My family love it :)
It looks something like this:
My late wife was from Mexico. I used to love to go out for Sopa Azteca when we would travel to Mexico City. There's nothing quite like it here.
Makes me fart just thinking about it :)
I make this recipe too Dave!
Except I use this 15 bean packet:
I also use chili powder in addition to lots of lime juice. I also like to substitute turkey keilbasa for ham. The sausage is fairly lean, but has just enough fat to add great flavor the ham doesn't, at least for me.
Bean soup is great. I'm a fan of the good old Campell's Bean with Bacon soup. Paired with Ritz crackers to munch on, that's one of my comfort meals.
Ham & Beans in the crock pot. Onions, carrots. Bomb! (I'm referring to the flavor)
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