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    Hearty Vegan Navy Bean Soup

    Hearty Vegan Navy Bean Soup. Photo by emilyv

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    3 hrs

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    2 hrs

    Meghan's Note:

    This is an excellent vegan recipe, its very hearty and flavorful. Don't write off this recipe for lack of meat, its really fab.

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    1. 1
      Wash and pick over beans.
    2. 2
      Cover with water and soak overnight, or quick soak.
    3. 3
      Discard soaking water, rinse beans and put in a large soup pot.
    4. 4
      Add the 8 cups of water and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Cover tightly and reduce heat to a low simmer.
    6. 6
      Add carrots.
    7. 7
      In a nonstick pan saute onion in balsamic vinegar until it caramelizes (this takes a while on low heat).
    8. 8
      Add garlic, celery leaves, and cabbage.
    9. 9
      Continue sautéing, adding more liquid as necessary.
    10. 10
      When the mixture has cooked down somewhat, add it to the beans.
    11. 11
      Simmer *very* slowly for 2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
    12. 12
      Remove bay leaves and serve with hard bread and salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 08, 2002


      This was a really delicious vegan soup. Its really hearty and filling. It always seems like there is a little something missing in soup stocks for vegan recipes, but the mix of spices really make this soup very flavorful. I couldnt stop eating it. Its great with warm foccacia bread too, FYI..

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    • on March 06, 2011


      I gave this recipe 4 stars because made some adjustments to the soup and the instructions leave out completely when to add the spices, etc. First, I added two cubes of vegan bouillon to the soup. Added a few splashes of good Marsala wine to the onion, garlic, celery mix. Once the soup was almost ready, added some fresh baby spinach and whole wheat macaroni. This was a delicious soup!

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    • on December 30, 2006


      Very nice, and very filling. On my second try I did not cook the beans until tender but left them slightly "al dente", which I liked better. Freezes and reheats very well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hearty Vegan Navy Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (339 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 114.6
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 580.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 5.5 g

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