Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Crock Pot Potato 3-Bean Soup

A few weeks ago, I read an article about a blogger (and her family) that lives on a $14,000 a year income.  Being a food blogger, I immediately had to check out the recipe section of Danielle's blog, Blissful and Domestic.  Of course, I wanted to find some frugal meal ideas to add to my weekly menus!

Since we love beans and I'm always looking for new meatless meals, I knew right away I'd be trying this crock pot soup recipe!  I made a couple of small changes based on what we had in our pantry and since I'm not too fond of cilantro, I left it out.

Potato 3-Bean Soup
     adapted from Blissful and Domestic

  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained/rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained/rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained/rinsed
  • 4 cups beef broth 
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 Tbs. taco seasoning
  • 1 small can diced chillies
  • toss all ingredients into crock pot, and allow to cook on high for 3-4 hours.  

  • This soup was delicious!  I'll admit that I wasn't sure about the combination of beans with the potatoes, but I loved it!  So tasty and filling at the same time!  
  • Dry beans, cooked ahead of time (as Danielle suggests) would make this recipe even more frugal.
  • This was a super-easy soup to throw together.  I decided to make it on a very busy morning and had it assembled in no time!  My only problem was that I forgot to plug in the crock pot and didn't notice until 2:00.  My crock pot had this soup ready by 5:30 when set on high!  

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