Red Bean Soup

A hearty soup to make on a chilly winter day.


1 1/2 cups onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 (32 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped with their juices

2 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

7 ounces roasted red peppers, drained, rinsed and chopped

2 cups vegetable broth


1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

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In a large pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil, stirring until onion is softened. Add chili powder, cumin, allspice and cloves. Sauté 1 minute.
Add tomatoes with juice, beans, roasted peppers, broth, honey and Tabasco. Simmer 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar and serve.
Serves: 4