Three Bean Soup Recipe -
Three Bean Soup Recipe
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Three Bean Soup

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"Kidney beans, lentils, and garbanzo beans are stewed with tomatoes and spices. Easy to make, and freezes well."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Pour in oil and saute onion and garlic until golden-brown. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, tomato paste, oregano, pepper, and salt. Turn heat to low and simmer 20 minutes. Sprinkle in cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately, or cool and freeze.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2007

I thought this was totally yummy. I put in two cloves of garlic, too. Also I was confused about the amounts (19 oz cans?) - I used the 15oz cans for the beans. For the lentils I used a small can of condensed lentil soup. That pretty much took care of the spices, and both the salt and the oregano werent neccessary. It was thicker than I wanted and still tasted mostly like the canned tomatoes, so I added chicken broth until I liked the consistency and the taste. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of tomato paste just because it seemed like a good idea. Made a giant pot and is seriously really tasty. Cant wait to try it again after a day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2007

Well - I did make changes to it - like I drained the beans and rinsed them - and then I added about a liter of vegetable broth to make it more soupy less stew-ish... it was a very nice flavor - just giving it a 3 star b/c it's not like the best I've ever had. But it's decent enough and I may make it again b/c it uses up some of my canned/dried food storage. Thanks.


23 Ratings

Nov 02, 2003

Delicious and very easy! Makes a big pot, which I meant to freeze for later but I ended up eating it all within a couple of days. Will definitely make this one again.

Jan 03, 2011

This is good, but not great. As others have said, it's not all that flavorful but what flavor it does have is pleasant. I've never heard of canned lentils, so I put in a cup of dried lentils. That meant that the soup needed to be cooked a little longer and I had to add a lot of extra water as it was cooking. I recommend putting the cheese on top of each bowl instead of mixing it into the soup.

Sep 15, 2010

I made almost this duplicate recipe but I ommitted the oregano and added 1 cup medium salsa, 1/2 teas cumin, 2 T lime juice and 1 teas dried cilantro. yummy!

Mar 15, 2007

This recipe was really good. Loved the fact that it's packed with fibre and low in calories. The only thing I changed was using 2 cloves of garlic instead of 1. Thanks for posting!

Dec 20, 2005

I thought it was ok. I just realized that I completely forgot about putting the cheese in. I don't think it would have made much of a difference though.

Nov 02, 2003

Better than I thought it would be. Quite tasty. I added a bit of whole wheat pasta as well as shredded cabbage because there only seemed to be beans without addition of some sort of vegetable (besides the onion).


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 10.2 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1048 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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