Friday, September 25, 2009

Basil and Bean Soup

This Italian bean soup is perfect for a cool autumn night sitting around the table with family and friends.

You can change up the recipe and switch out vegetables for you favorites .

I forgot to tell you ... It's a crock pot recipe!!


1/2 pound dried white kidney beans or great northern beans
1 pound stewing meat cut into i inch cubes
2 small zucchini unpeeled diced
2 turnips peeled and diced
1 large potato peeled and diced
2 stalks celery sliced
2 medium onions chopped
28 ounce can whole tomatoes
2 teaspoon leaf basil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon salt to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil

1. Completely soften beans

2. Combine all ingredients in crock pot, add water to cover and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. Turn to low for 8 hours( or cook entire time on high for 5 to 7 hours.

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