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Wednesday: Hearty Pantry Soup

When I was served this soup at a pal’s house, I gobbled it up and politely asked for the recipe. My hostess giggled and walked me to the pantry. 99% of the ingredients can be found at Trader Joe’s and come right out of a can or jar. I always make sure that I have these items on hand – always. It’s good after 20 minutes but even better after 30.  Got a minute the night before? Put them all on a pot, cover and store in the fridge. Heat when you are ready.
Serves: 4     Prep: 10     Cooking 15-20


1 can Cuban beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 can white kidney beans
1 can sweet corn
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 jar red tomato salsa
2 juicy limes
tortilla or corn chips
sour cream
hot sauce


Combine the first 6 ingredients in a pot over medium heat.
Cook for 15-20 minutes.
Stir in juice of one lime and simmer a few minutes more.
Serve topped with a dollop of crema or sour cream and chips.