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.
3 cups lima beans (frozen)
Simmer a little while longer
until the lima beans are cooked._________________________________________