Creamy Beans Soup

Warm up your winter days with this Brazilian soup!

Click here to read the recipe in Portuguese

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

1 pound cooked pinto beans

4 oz diced bacon

1 minced onion

6 minced garlic cloves

2 cups beef broth (or 2 beef or beans bouillon cubes)

2 bay leaves

1 cup diced scallions or green garlic

salt and black pepper (or Tabasco), to taste

 

Directions:

1 – Blend beans with some of the beef broth (if you are using bouillon cubes, use water here) until it gets thick and liquid.

2 – In a pot, cook bacon until almost crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.

3 – In the same pot, over medium high heat, add onions and garlic, stirring for 2-3 minutes.

4 – Add blended beans and seasoning (salt, pepper, bay leaves and beef broth or bouillon cubes, in case you are not using broth).

5 – Let the mixture simmering until thickened, stirring often, for at least 15 minutes. If necessary, add some water.

6 – Before remove from heat, add bacon and scallions and taste. If needed, re-season with more salt or pepper.

 

Tips and options:

– Serve with bread, cheese or bruschettas.

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