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Pasta and Bean soup

Pasta and Bean soup

A Mediterranean soupdish rich in protein and antioxidants is a taste that you and your family would cherish. Instead of canned baked beans, you can also use navy (haricot) beans, soaked overnight and then pressure cooked until they are soft and can adjust the quantities to suit your palate.

Pasta and bean soup
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes 4 servings

• 1/2 cup baked beans
• 1 medium onion , sliced
• 2 garlic cloves , sliced
• 1 cup chopped tomatoes
• 1/4 cup macaroni or any small pasta
• 1 tbspcornflour
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• 2 tbspfresh cream
• 2 tbsptomato ketchup
• 2 tbspbutter
• salt and to taste

1. Heat butter in a pan, add onion and garlic and sauté till onion turns translucent.
2. Add the baked beans, tomatoes, macaroni, salt and 3 cups of hot water and bring to a boil. Simmer till the macaroni is cooked (approx. 8 to 10 minutes).
3. Dissolve cornflour in 1 1/2 tablespoons of water and add to the soup.
4. Add oregano, cream, tomato ketchup, salt and freshly ground pepper and mix well.
5. Serve hot.



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