Easy Beef and Bean Soup
Contributed by: Cheryle Hart, M.D. & Mary Kay Grossman, RD of The Feel-Good Diet
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The following is an excerpt from the book The Feel-Good Diet by Cheryle Hart, M.D., and Mary Kay Grossman, RD Published by McGraw-Hill; January 2007;$22.95US/$27.95CAN; 978-0-07-145378-3 Copyright © 2007 by Cheryle Hart and Mary Kay Grossman
Use canned beans to make this soup a snap.
- 1/2 pound lean (96 percent) ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 15-ounce can white kidney or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium carrot, sliced, or 1 cup sliced frozen carrots
- 1 stalk celery, sliced
- 16 ounces tomato juice
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- Black pepper to taste
Brown ground beef with garlic and onion in oil in a large kettle or saucepan. Add beans and all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
Copyright © 2007 by Cheryle Hart and Mary Kay Grossman
Cheryle Hart, M.D., is board certified in bariatrics, the medical specialty of weight management, and in obstetrics/gynecology. She completed her specialty training at the Mayo Clinic and is now in private practice at the Women's Wellness Workshop in Spokane, Washington.
Mary Kay Grossman, RD, is the nutritional advisor of the Women's Wellness Workshop in Spokane. She speaks nationally on insulin resistance and diabetes nutrition. They are the coauthors of the bestselling book The Insulin Resistance Diet.
For more information, visit their website at www.feelgooddiet.com
Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 22 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber, 13 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 98 calories, Lo-Lo