Kidney beans, lentils, and garbanzo beans are stewed with tomatoes and spices. Easy to make, and freezes well.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Pour in oil and saute onion and garlic until golden-brown. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, tomato paste, oregano, pepper, and salt. Turn heat to low and simmer 20 minutes. Sprinkle in cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately, or cool and freeze.

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Nutrition Facts

258.9 calories; 13.9 g protein; 38.5 g carbohydrates; 9.1 mg cholesterol; 1048 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
I thought this was totally yummy. I put in two cloves of garlic too. Also I was confused about the amounts (19 oz cans?) - I used the 15oz cans for the beans. For the lentils I used a small can of condensed lentil soup. That pretty much took care of the spices and both the salt and the oregano werent neccessary. It was thicker than I wanted and still tasted mostly like the canned tomatoes so I added chicken broth until I liked the consistency and the taste. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of tomato paste just because it seemed like a good idea. Made a giant pot and is seriously really tasty. Cant wait to try it again after a day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2007
Well - I did make changes to it - like I drained the beans and rinsed them - and then I added about a liter of vegetable broth to make it more soupy less stew-ish... it was a very nice flavor - just giving it a 3 star b/c it's not like the best I've ever had. But it's decent enough and I may make it again b/c it uses up some of my canned/dried food storage. Thanks. Read More
(10)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
I thought this was totally yummy. I put in two cloves of garlic too. Also I was confused about the amounts (19 oz cans?) - I used the 15oz cans for the beans. For the lentils I used a small can of condensed lentil soup. That pretty much took care of the spices and both the salt and the oregano werent neccessary. It was thicker than I wanted and still tasted mostly like the canned tomatoes so I added chicken broth until I liked the consistency and the taste. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of tomato paste just because it seemed like a good idea. Made a giant pot and is seriously really tasty. Cant wait to try it again after a day. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
I thought this was totally yummy. I put in two cloves of garlic too. Also I was confused about the amounts (19 oz cans?) - I used the 15oz cans for the beans. For the lentils I used a small can of condensed lentil soup. That pretty much took care of the spices and both the salt and the oregano werent neccessary. It was thicker than I wanted and still tasted mostly like the canned tomatoes so I added chicken broth until I liked the consistency and the taste. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of tomato paste just because it seemed like a good idea. Made a giant pot and is seriously really tasty. Cant wait to try it again after a day. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Delicious and very easy! Makes a big pot which I meant to freeze for later but I ended up eating it all within a couple of days. Will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2007
Well - I did make changes to it - like I drained the beans and rinsed them - and then I added about a liter of vegetable broth to make it more soupy less stew-ish... it was a very nice flavor - just giving it a 3 star b/c it's not like the best I've ever had. But it's decent enough and I may make it again b/c it uses up some of my canned/dried food storage. Thanks. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
This is good but not great. As others have said it's not all that flavorful but what flavor it does have is pleasant. I've never heard of canned lentils so I put in a cup of dried lentils. That meant that the soup needed to be cooked a little longer and I had to add a lot of extra water as it was cooking. I recommend putting the cheese on top of each bowl instead of mixing it into the soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2007
This recipe was really good. Loved the fact that it's packed with fibre and low in calories. The only thing I changed was using 2 cloves of garlic instead of 1. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2005
I thought it was ok. I just realized that I completely forgot about putting the cheese in. I don't think it would have made much of a difference though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
I made almost this duplicate recipe but I ommitted the oregano and added 1 cup medium salsa 1/2 teas cumin 2 T lime juice and 1 teas dried cilantro. yummy! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2003
Better than I thought it would be. Quite tasty. I added a bit of whole wheat pasta as well as shredded cabbage because there only seemed to be beans without addition of some sort of vegetable (besides the onion). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2008
very good as written. Read More
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