This recipe is great for vegetarians or people who just like beans, and it freezes well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place broth and spinach in a pot over medium heat, and cook 5 minutes, or until spinach is thawed. Mix in dark and light kidney beans, black beans and liquid, great northern beans and liquid, pinto beans and liquid, and oil. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 535.8mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2008
great recipe but very high in sodium I would suggest rinsing the beans and replacing the liquid with water. This would cut down on some of the sodium and make the recipe more healthy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2008
This HEALTHY recipe has over 800 MG sodium per serving. the convenience of canned beans is very costly sodium wise. Use low sodium beans home cooked beans or at least drain and wash the canned beans. This will cut about 24% of sodium. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2008
This HEALTHY recipe has over 800 MG sodium per serving. the convenience of canned beans is very costly sodium wise. Use low sodium beans home cooked beans or at least drain and wash the canned beans. This will cut about 24% of sodium. Read More
(67)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2008
great recipe but very high in sodium I would suggest rinsing the beans and replacing the liquid with water. This would cut down on some of the sodium and make the recipe more healthy. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
Delicious and Easy! I sauteed fresh onion and garlic first added the frozen spinach and enough broth to cover. Let that cook then added the beans and spices. Even the kids ate some! (with help). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
Very good! I added a can of diced tomatoes and 1c. diced onion and substituted a quart of tomato juice for half the broth. Very good very filling and it freezes well too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2013
This was wonderful! It's so healthy and simple. I added a can of (no salt added) corn and a can of diced potatoes. Definitely a keeper. Everyone loved it! This cooks well in the slow cooker for 4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2007
This was okay but not one of my favorites. The broth consists mostly of the water and salt out of the canned beans. It was pretty salty but didn't have enough other flavors. I would recommend rinsing and draining the beans then making your own broth by adding curry or other spices. To me this recipe has way too much of a "straight out of the can" taste to it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2008
Next time I'll just buy a bag of 15 beans and go from there. I don't care for canned beans. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2008
This is more like soup than anything else and it tastes okay but just okay. It is certainly healthy and easy but it could taste so much better if it was tweaked a bit. I would add onions fresh garlic instead of powdered red peppers tomatoes and some herb Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
This was really really good!! In the quest for healthier eating we are trying to eat more beans green veggies etc. This recipe turned up on a search and I was a little skeptical about this combo. However because of the high nutrition factor & the good reviews I tried it anyway. Wow - was I ever surprised. It is totally tasy!! Definitely will make it again. Thanks. Read More
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