Soups and Chili

1 pound great northern beans
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
8 cups cold water
3 cups sliced carrots
1 15-ounce can tomatoes, plus liquid
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
⅓ cup chopped parsley

  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Soak beans overnight.
  3. In a large saucepan, sauté onions and garlic in oil until tender.
  4. Add beans, water, carrots, tomatoes, salt, bay leaf and parsley.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender.
  6. Serve hot.

Makes 9 servings, 12 ounces each.

Nutrition Information:
Per Serving

calories, 191; carbohydrate, 31 gm; protein, 9 gm; fat, 4 gm; saturated fat, <1 gm; cholesterol, 0 mg; fiber, 10 gm; sodium, 273 gm; percent calories from fat, 18%.