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Vegetable Bean Soup

This soup is packed with nutritious vegetable and beans and has a unique robust flavor. It's no wonder this is a family favorite.—Laura Letobar, Livonia, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, carrots and celery over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the water, bouillon, tomatoes, beans, barley, garlic powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add spinach; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 113 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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