Monday, May 26, 2008

That Was Stupid

Have you ever been blog-surfing along and found something interesting only to forget to bookmark it. Despite your searching, you can't find it again?

That's me today.

I'm embarrassed to tell you what exactly I found interesting but I truly hope that whoever's blog it was, is reading this post and will comment so I can go back.

I found a blog that was talking about a great high protein/fiber bean soup. She gave the recipe and I tried it today. It was DELICIOUS...yeah, bean soup. Who'd have guessed? I've been trying to greatly increase the amount of protein (and less fat) I'm taking in so this post was very interesting to me.

Here's the recipe in case anyone's interested (most of this is verbatim from this lady's blog - so sorry nice lady):

Bean & Hamburger Soup

1.5 pounds 90/10 ground beef
16 oz bag Goya 16 Bean Soup Mix
3 stalks celery
1 sweet onion
10 oz baby carrots
6 cups water

makes approx. 12 1+ cup servings

• soak beans overnight in 4 cups water, rinse
• chop celery and onion

• in a really big pot, combine beans, celery, onion, carrots, water, and crumble raw ground beef on top, cover, bring to boil, stir, simmer for 1+ hour or until beans are tender.

Probably the most impressive part of it all is the nutrition info. Granted, it’s not necessary to only eat a cup serving, but I just broke it down that way for ease of calculating the following nutrition figures:

Nutrition Info.
251 total calories
45 calories from fat
5g fat
2.25g saturated fat
35mg cholesterol
152mg sodium
220mg potassium
31g carbohydrates
16g fiber
4g sugar
20.5g protein

Personally, I added some more flavor to it: Spiced with about 5 garlic cloves, 1 very large onion, red cayenne pepper, about 3 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp chili pepper, 1 tbsp cilantro, and about 1 tbsp louisianna hot sauce.

Oh my! Not only did my house smell divine while this was cooking, it tasted so great! Not to mention how few carbs & how high in protein and fiber (low in fat) it was. I think it made enough to last for a week's worth of lunches!

Anyway, if whomever's blog this showed up on is reading this blog, I just wanted to thank you and let you know how I improved its flavor because you said it lacked in flavor just a bit. Thanks!

4 backward glances:

Katie said...

that sounds good- I am just too lazy to have to soak beans.

Amy said...

true. but that actually was the easiest part. it's the planning ahead that takes work.

Lightening said...

I started adding beans to soup just last winter and we now LOVE them!!! So healthy, cheap, filling and yummy!!!

@ Katie - I soak a whole bag of beans and then freeze them in batches, uncooked. That way I can just take them out and throw them in the slow cooker with the rest of my ingredients.

Rachel said...

It sounds great, but oh so much work. I'm beginning to think that anything that tastes really good takes a good amount of work!