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Tomato soup with beans: recipes for a delicious dish
Cold gazpacho soup is considered one of the popular dishes of Spanish cuisine. It is traditionally prepared from raw vegetables chopped in mashed potatoes. And the basis of the dish is tomatoes. Housewives in different parts of the world liked the soup so much that now there are many recipes for this first course.
So let's talk about how to make tomato soup with beans. There are several options, each worthy of special attention.
Recipe # 1
The first recipe for making tomato soup with beans can be called the easiest and most frequently found in various cookbooks.
You will need the following products to make it:
- Red beans - 1 glass;
- Raw potatoes - 2 medium tubers;
- Leeks - 1 stalk;
- Fresh carrots - 1 pc .;
- Parsley - 2 sprigs;
- Celery root - 50-80 g;
- Tomato paste or ketchup - 1 tbsp. l .;
- Butter - 50 g;
- Salt, nutmeg and pepper to taste.
When all the ingredients are available, you can start cooking. First, sort out, if necessary, and soak the beans in water for 1–2 hours. After soaking, place the bean culture in the pot in which you are going to cook your dish and add water.
The amount can be varied as desired, but the recommended volume is 1.5 liters. Cook the beans for a quarter of an hour, and then add small pieces of potatoes to them (of course, peel the root crop before chopping). Cook everything together for another 20 minutes. While the potatoes and legumes are cooking, you can do other things.
Preheat the skillet well and add the butter. When it's melted, add the chopped leeks and put the lid on. After the onion has stewed for 10 minutes, add the carrots, chopped on a coarse grater and chopped celery to it. It is recommended to darken all ingredients under the lid for at least a quarter of an hour.
Then try to see if the beans and potatoes are boiled in the pan, if so, you can send the contents of the pan there. If the legumes and root vegetable are not yet ready, simmer the vegetables until the first ones are done.
When combining the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and add nutmeg. Boil the contents of the saucepan and add a spoonful of tomato paste. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and let the soup simmer. Taste some broth, add if necessaryAdd the missing seasonings and chopped parsley.
Cook the dish for 5-10 minutes on minimum heat and you can eat. By the way, it is not recommended to reheat this first course, as it will lose its taste. So it's best to cook in one go.
Recipe # 2
This soup recipe assumes that you will be using white beans. Required ingredients:
- Canned white beans - 1 can;
- Medium sized tomatoes - 8 pcs .;
- Onions, carrots, 1 pc .;
- Smoked pork - 100 g:
- Celery stalks - 1-2 pcs .;
- Tomato juice - 300 ml;
- Vegetable (olive is recommended) oil - 4 tbsp. l .;
- A mixture of your favorite herbs, salt and spices to taste.
Pour oil into the bottom of a small saucepan, when it warms up a little, place the pork chopped into strips. Fry the meat lightly, then add chopped onion and celery to it.
Remove the pulp from the tomatoes (you can just peel the fruit from the skin and chop finely) and put in a saucepan, mix all the ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Then pour in the juice, add canned beans , do not forget to drain the liquid in which it is located, add your favorite herbs, salt and pepper.
Mix everything thoroughly and cook the soup for 30 minutes over moderate heat. Garnish with any fresh herbs (basil is ideal) before serving tomato soup with canned beans.
Recipe # 3
This recipe for making soup is suitable for those who have a slow cooker in the kitchen. Although the dish does not cook quickly, it tastes great.
To create this masterpiece in your kitchen, you will need:
- Canned beans (can be in tomato sauce) - 1 can;
- Beef - 300 g;
- Raw potatoes - 2-3 medium sized tubers;
- 1 onion;
- Carrots - 2 pcs. small size;
- Tomato juice - 250 ml (if you add beans in tomato sauce to the soup, then the amount of juice can be reduced to 150 ml);
- Water - 2 l;
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp. l .;
- Salt, pepper and spices of your choice.
In the multicooker bowl, put the meat, pre-chopped in small pieces, legumes, if you took it in a sauce, then you can not drain it, but add it to the soup, peeled and cut carrots into thin circles. Fill all the ingredients with water and cook on the Stew for an hour and a half.
While the dish is simmering in a slow cooker, you can prepare a dressing for the soup. To do this, pour vegetable oil into a preheated frying pan, put finely chopped onions and a second carrot, chopped on a coarse grater.
Fry vegetables until golden brown, and then add ttomato juice and simmer all together for 20 minutes. When the multicooker signals the end of the mode, add the peeled and diced potatoes to the bowl.
Use the prepared dressing as a base for the soup. Season your first course with salt and pepper, and add a leaf of lavrushka and other favorite spices. Then mix everything thoroughly and continue cooking on the Stew mode for another 1 hour.
Recipe # 4
This recipe will appeal to those who love everything spicy. For cooking you need:
- Beans (it is better to take canned beans) - 500 g;
- Tomato puree - 500 g;
- Vegetable or meat broth of your choice - 500 ml;
- 2 onions;
- Vegetable oil - 50 ml;
- Ground chili pepper (amount to your taste);
- Fresh parsley, salt and spices to taste.
This first course can be cooked in a deep frying pan or stewpan. Put finely chopped onion in a bowl of your choice, fry it a little, add chopped red pepper and tomato puree. Mix all the ingredients, simmer for 3-5 minutes and add the legumes to them. Simmer everything together for half an hour, and then pour the prepared broth into the dish and after 5-7 minutes you can turn off the gas.
According to the consistency, your soup should turn out to be thick, if in your opinion it is liquid, then pour a little flour into it.
Stir constantly as you add it so that the flour does not clump . Chop parsley into each plate before serving.
After preparing the first course according to the above recipe, you can experiment a little and grind the soup with an immersion blender until smooth before serving.
You will get a kind of tomato puree soup with chopped beans. It will be very tasty if you add some wheat croutons and any herbs to it before you start your meal.
As you can see, there are a lot of options for making tomato soup. Having tried to implement several different recipes in your kitchen, you will soon find your favorite one, and, perhaps, create some new one. In general, cook with pleasure, indulge yourself and your family with new culinary masterpieces!