The Universe looked down and was so impressed with the little pig’s sacrifice that he raised that little pig’s spirit right up from the ashes and gave him
immortal wings to fly eternally through the skies. The cowgirls were thankful that the little pig would forever be remembered as at least one pig that could fly. Sometimes...on a clear night on the trail, you can still see him in the sky."
Enjoy this bean soup in honor of the little pig that could fly.
Recipe for Flying Pig Bean Soup
What you need to make the soup:
4 oz of good wine for the cook!
1 Tbls olive oil
1 small onion chopped (About 1 cup)
1/2 to 1 lb ham cut in small cubes (amount depends on just how “porky” you want to be!).
1 15.5 oz can red kidney beans - drained and rinse
1 15.5 oz can white cannellini beans - drained and rinsed
1 15.5 oz can garbanzo beans - drained and rinsed
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
Herb/spice packet (The special part of the whole thing!)
Optional: A cup each of chopped carrots and/or celery. Saute with onion if adding.
Just how you make the soup:
Pour wine in a nice glass and slowly sip as you proceed…
In a 4 quart soup kettle, saute chopped onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes until soft. Stir occasionally.
Add ham pieces and saute another 3 minutes.
Drain and rinse the 3 cans of beans. Rinsing gets rid of the starchy/salty water in the can that can affect taste & increase sodium content. Rinsing canned beans also gets rid of much of the gas-causing sugars that make you....well...you know!
Dump the beans in the pot and add the chicken broth, water, tomatoes.
Add our special seasoning packet ~ the thing that makes this soup a GREAT SOUP!
Bring to boil then turn down and simmer covered, for 40 min. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching any beans.
Scoop up a spoonful and sample so you can add salt and pepper to taste.
Optional but tasty is a dollop of sour cream on top of a bowl!
As soup cools it can thicken – thin with water or chicken broth or consider it stew or a casserole!
NOW just enjoy!