Thursday, January 27, 2011

warm & hearty buffalo bean soup

On cold days at work, when the heat just can't seem to warm up our area, I look forward to having my Buffalo Bean Soup for lunch. It's very hearty, and has a warm hint of hot sauce for depth (more if you like a kick in the butt!). I have no idea where in my brain this came from, but it is an experiment-turned-tradition to which I am completely addicted.


You'll need:
  • 1lb bag of dry 15 or 16 Bean Soup mix, rinsed and drained, toss the ham flavor packet
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes, or about 4 chopped fresh tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1lb chicken breast or tenderloins
  • 6 cups water
  • 1T salt
  • 1/4c or more hot sauce (I prefer Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce for the mild buttery flavor)
  • a slow-cooker
  • 10-minutes of prep time, 6 hours of cooking time, and 10-minutes of finishing time

Throw it all in a slow-cooker.  Cook on high for 6-8 hours, or until beans are soft and chicken is falling apart.  Using a set of tongs and a fork, shred the chicken.  Taste, and add more hot sauce and/or salt as desired.

Curl up with a bowl and have yourself a wonderful winters day.

3.5 quarts, or 7 2-cup servings
Each serving: 330 calories, 31g fiber, $1.15

Freezes well.

What's your favorite winter food?

Much Love,
Able-Bodied Girl



  1. Where in the store does one find the dry bean soup mix? Is it in with the bags of beans?

  2. yup, with all the other bagged dry beans.

    mmmm... now i'm drooling for this...