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Tamale Soup (Follow Your Heart)

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Category: Beans

 Ingredients List

  • --------------------------MAKES 3-1/2 TO 4 QUARTS--------------------------
  • 2 2/3 c (1 pound) dried pinto beens;
  • -presoaked
  • 8 c Water
  • 1 lg Bay leaf
  • 1 c Chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 c Diced green or red bell
  • -pepper
  • 2 c Chopped celery
  • 1 tb Dried chives
  • 1 ts Celery salt
  • 3 md Cloves garlic; pressed or
  • -minced
  • 1 tb Tamari
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/3 c Olive oil
  • 3/4 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tb Imitation; (soy) bacon bits
  • Sea salt; to taste


Soak beans in 6 cups water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Drain and
discard soaking water.

In a 5- or 6-quart pot, bring 8 cups of water, along with pre-soaked pinto
beans and bay leaf, to a boil. Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.

Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, chives, celery salt, garlic, tamari,
cayenne pepper, cumin and olive oil. Return mixture to a boil, then reduce
heat and simmer, covered, until beans are tender, about 30 minutes.

In a blender, combine 2 cups of the hot soup broth with cornmeal and
imitation bacon bits until smooth. (Keep lid on tight.) Stirring
constantly, gradually add cornmeal mixture to soup. Simmer and continue
cooking for about 10 minutes, or until cornmeal is cooked (soup will
thicken). Add sea salt, and adjust seasonings to taste. Serve hot.

Per serving (1-1/2 cups) 277 calories, 26 percent fat (8 grams), 57 percent
carbs, 17 percent protein.

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