Packed with protein and fiber, this simple soup recipe makes for a satisfying meal or tasty first course. Perfect alone or as the base for vegetables or meats that you may have on hand; for example carrots, broccoli, ham or spinach. Or freeze and use later.
- Drain and rinse beans. Set aside.
- Preheat electric roaster to 250°F/121°C. Sauté onions until they become translucent, approximately 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté another 2 - 3 minutes.
- Stir in celery leaves, water, salt and pepper and add drained beans. Cover and reduce heat to 215°F/102°C.
- Simmer 1 1⁄2 hours or until beans are tender.