Spicy bean & vegetable soup (in the Cook's Essentials Soup Maker)

 

1tbsp olive oil

2 small onions, finely diced

1 green pepper, de-seeded & finely diced

2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed

2tbsp plain flour

½ tsp chilli powder

400g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes

400g (14 oz) can mixed beans in water

Salt & pepper

2 vegetable stock cubes

600ml (1 pt) cold water

 

Garnish:

4 slices garlic bread, toasted

 

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion & pepper in the oil for a couple of minutes then add the garlic and fry for a further minute. Now stir-in the chilli powder and flour then add the tomatoes, seasoning & stock cubes, stirring. Tip into Soup Maker and add enough water to reach the 'Max' level then select ‘Chunky’. Serve with a piece of toasted garlic bread floating on top of each bowl.

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