I don’t know what made me grab it when I saw it last weekend, but I did. And then I made it. As I was eating it I was thinking “hmmm, this is interesting”. I followed the directions which meant I had a very liquidy vegetarian bean soup. So this weekend the experimenting begins! I really like the spice blend of this pack. So I bought a bag of colorful mixed beans and did the quick soak. I also chopped an onion and browned it up in some olive oil. Now I’ve got the bean mix from the packet and my beans in a pot of water simmering with my browned onions. After a couple of hours I’ll add in the spice mix and let simmer for a while longer. I think it will be very good! Hearty & warm on a cold fall day.
Of course next weekend I’ll experiment with adding whatever pops into my head when I’m eating this batch. The soup packet was on sale for $00.99 x 2, and the extra bag of beans for $1.99. I used half the bag of beans per batch. Makes about 8 cups of soup. Perfect! No need to freeze.