Even when there's no sun up in the sky, you'll feel warm and dry as you nourish yourself with this flavorful tummy pleaser. There's so much protein in a bowl of this soup, whatever the weather, you'll be rarin to go! Serves 6 (1 1/2 cups)
2 cups water 1 full cup (6 ounces) finely diced Dubuque 97% fat- free ham or any extra-lean ham 3/4 cup chopped onion 1cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 10 ounces (one 16-ounce can) great northern beans, rinsed and drained 10 ounces (one 16-ounce can) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 3/4 cups (one 14 1/2-ounce can) stewed tomatoes, undrained 2 cups Healthy Request tomato juice or any reduced sodium tomato juice 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic 1 teaspoon chili seasoning 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a large saucepan, combine water, ham, onion, carrots, and celery. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add great northern beans, pinto beans, undrained tomatoes, and tomato juice. Mix well to combine. Stir in garlic, chili seasoning, parsley flakes, and lemon juice. Cover and continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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