16 bean soup with ham and kale
This soup from www.skinnytaste.com was super easy to make, filled with a ton of nutrients, and so flavorful! I’ll be making it often this winter. In fact, I loved it so much, I forgot to take a picture of it before it was gone so the picture below is from the orignal recipe posted on Skinny taste which I’m also linking. I followed the receipe from the website for ingredients but since hers doesnt list the exact grams/oz’s, I weighed mine out to create my own receipe in my fitness pal.
Here’s the ingredients:
-16 oz bag of 16 bean soup (discard flavor packet if it comes with one)
-4 oz diced white onion
-100 grams of celery
-175 grams of sliced raw carrots
-175 grams of diced green peppers
-40 grams of scallions
-186 grams of tomato sauce
-7 oz of uncured bonless ham steak, diced
-4 garlic gloves minced
-tsp of ground cumin
-4 cups of kale, stems removed
I also flavored it with sea salt and pepper, to my personal taste test :)
Rinse and soak beans overnight. Discard the soaked water the next day and place in a pot with 12 cups of water, cook uncovered 1 hour on medium-high heat.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add oil and cook ham and cook until browned, 2 minutes, Add onions, carrot, garlic, green pepper, celery, green onions, cilantro, tomato sauce, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another 5 minutes, until soft.
Add to the beans.
Lower heat to medium-low, cover and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Uncover the pot, increase heat to medium-high and simmer until thick and the beans are cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Add the kale and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
140 calories: 1F, 35 carbs, 14 protein per serving