Cooking beans in the crockpot -- which is the cheapest and best way to do them -- and then freezing them with veggies for soup later. That is the secret to good soup for one. (And it includes beans, which we're always suppoed to eat.)
Edited by: STARRBRITE at: 3/22/2014 (20:53)
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I use my crock pot to cook beans and then I take them and put in the freezer. I like to throw whatever veggies I have on hand, take some beans out of the freezer and make soups. Cooking for one I have a hard time eating different veggies so soup is a good thing.
one package boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in one to two inch pieces 1 medium onion, chopped, 1/2 cup shredded carrots 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 can rotel chiles and tomatoes 1 can niblets corn I can low sodium black beans 1 can low sodium pinto beans (or any other beans) 1/2 cup chopped or sliced black olives 1-2 teaspoons chile powder (to taste)
Brown chicken with onions; throw everything in the crock pot... serve with tortillas, or corn bread, or polenta, or a smile! It keeps well, gets better each day, freezes well..... and is wide open for innovation and transformation!
1/2 pound ground turkey 1/2 pound ground pork 1 large onion diced 1 large can diced tomatoes 2 large carrots diced 1 stalk celery diced 32 oz beef or chicken broth 1 can white beans 1 tsp each mince garlic, dried parsley, dried basil Salt and Pepper as desired 1/2 cup of cooked soup noodles (I boil in water and add at end right before serving)
Brown meat and onions. Add all to crock pot and cook for 4 hours on low. (Note..I have a small crock pot but this recipe can easily be doubled if you like!) YUM!!
Edited by: HEALTHYBARB1 at: 7/19/2013 (15:18)
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soup is very forgiving: use broth and any vegetables or bits of meat. Just keep adding to a container of leftovers in your freezer and toss it into a cup or two of broth when it is full. Make sure you have sufficient seasoning. Voila: instant soup!
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