Friday, January 28, 2011

Brown Bean Chowder

Brown Bean Chowder

Serves 3.

Very similar to chili, but with fewer beans and no chunky tomatoes. Like chili, top with sour cream and shredded cheddar.
Adapted from:

1 lb. ground beef
1 t. minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 T. chili powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1-1/2 c. tomato puree
1/2 c. vegetable broth
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Brown ground beef in a saucepan. When about halfway cooked through, drain any excess fat and add chopped onion and minced garlic. Continue cooking until ground beef is fully cooked and onions are tender and garlic is fragrant.

Add chili powder, salt, and pepper; mix to combine. Add tomato puree and vegetable broth; stir. Add pinto beans; stir.

Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer. The longer the soup simmers, the more the flavors will combine.

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