Score a touchdown with friends and family tonight with this Buckeye Bean Soup! Tonight we will cheer on our Ohio State Buckeye Football team in the first NCAA College Football National Championship in Dallas, Texas. This soup will make a healthy addition to tonight’s pregame meal. Canned soups generally have 800-1000 mg of sodium per one cup serving. This soup has less than half that amount and is additionally high in fiber .Therefore Buckeye Bean soup is appropriate for people with diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Any type of beans can be used in place of pinto beans in this recipe. In addition, if your football fans prefer a creamier soup, the soup can be pureed in a food processor for a creamier consistency if desired. To save time, the vegetables can be chopped ahead and placed in a zip-top bag. The beans can be drained, rinsed and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator before using.
Finally, if you’re New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier, remember portion control with those peanut butter chocolate buckeyes tonight during the game! GO BUCKS .. BEAT DUCKS!
Winning Buckeye Bean Soup
Makes approximately ten, one cup servings
130 calories per serving , 1 gram Fat, 6 grams Dietary Fiber, 6 Grams Protein
2 tsp. olive oil
1 cup each diced onions, red pepper and carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced (or ¼ tsp. garlic powder or 1 tsp. bottled pre-minced garlic)
1 tsp. each dried thyme, oregano and parsley
3 cups reduced-sodium broth (can be beef, chicken or vegetable)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 (19 oz.) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. brown sugar
¼ tsp. black pepper
Measuring cups and spoons
Large saucepan or stockpot
Step 1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, red pepper, carrots, garlic, thyme, oregano and parsley. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
Step 2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Writer: Susan Zies, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Wood County, Erie Basin EERA, Zies..email@example.com
Reviewer: Dan Remley, MSPH, PhD, Field Specialist, Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, Remley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipe Source: Dining with Diabetes, WVUES 2000-present, original recipe Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup