Southwestern Bean & Veggie Soup…From Sweet Basil

Southwestern Bean & Vegetable Soup


2 pounds of black beans (32 oz. canned)

1/2 lb. cannellini beans (1 can)

1 lb. carrots

1 lb. frozen corn kernels (2 cans)

2 zucchini

2 large tomatoes

2 large bell peppers

1 can tomato sauce

1 jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)

1 small can of green chiles

2 cloves of garlic, chopped and crushed

two pinches of basil

one pinch of thyme

one pinch of oregano

three crushed bay leaves


  1. If using dried beans, put beans in a large stock pot, and cover with water. Bring  to a rolling boil, and then reduce heat to a medium simmer for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Chop all vegetables.
  3. If using canned beans, pour beans into a large stock pot.
  4. Add all vegetables, herbs, peppers and garlic. Add enough water to cover the contents, and several inches above that. IMG_1467.JPG
  5. Bring to a  rolling boil for about 5 minutes, reduce heat to a medium high simmer, for about 3- 4 hours.

Enjoy!                            Isaiah 12:2

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This recipe, blog post and photos by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.





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