30 Minute Bean Soup for 2

30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
14 ingredients
2 servings
Cooking for 2 is such a challenge! We love dried beans but cooking a small amount doesn't seem worth the effort and we aren't keen on leftovers. This is something I came up with to mimic a hearty bean soup, without all the hassle or leftovers. Even drained and rinsed, canned beans are not something I use often - they taste "off" to me. The added lemon juice brightens up the canned flavor and I suggest not leaving it out. The vegetables can be varied according to taste. Omit the ham for a vegetarian meal or substitute cooked, crumbled bacon for an even richer flavor. Don't like Great Northern beans? Add the variety that pleases you. Using this recipe as a guide, follow *your* tastebuds.

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Serving Size (276.88 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 174.1 Calories from Fat 99.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.09g 34.13%
Saturated Fat 3.17g 31.74%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 34.9mg 23.27%
Sodium 718.57mg 59.88%
Total Carbohydrate 5.47g 3.65%
Dietary Fiber 0.16 g 1.31%
Sugars 0.32 g %
Protein 13.84g 55.37%
Vitamin A 171.64IU% Vitamin C 0.96mg%
Calcium 16.37mg% Iron 0.97mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
celery rib, minced onions, small potatoes, lean, cooked, great northern beans, instant potato flakes