Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meal Planner Monday: Lima Bean Chowder

As we head into fall (I hear we are headed for cooler weather this week), I get in the mood to make a big pot of soup for supper. So this week I have a recipe for a very healthy & low-fat soup (it has lots of veggies, protein and fiber). This is a good one for this time of year, also, if you have cabbage that you are looking to use. The recipe makes quite a lot (I usually make 1/2 but add the regular amount of water to make it more like soup instead of chowder) so you could freeze some for later (to heat it up on a really cold winter night) if you wanted to.
But, this is the original recipe...
Combine the following into a large pot:
2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey, browned
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups celery
2 cups potatoes, cubed
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 1/2 cups canned tomatoes
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp pepper
8 cups water
Cover & cook until the vegetables are tender.
Add:
3 cups lima beans (frozen)
Simmer a little while longer
until the lima beans are cooked.
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4 comments:

Julie said...

Funny... with a few alterations you have cheeseburger soup which is what we had yesterday. (replace water with chicken broth; add cheeses and a flour/milk mixture to thicken & spices- oh, but minus the lima beans :) ok so it's a bit different. I think we'll stick with cheeseburger soup though. But I'm sure yours is much healthier.

Anonymous said...

I'm posting this just to prove to mom it can be done Jen.

Dad

Anonymous said...

I'm leaving a comment just to prove it to mom.

dad

Anonymous said...

Giving this another shot now that you changed it.

dad