Bean Soup

Hearty bean soup to warm you up on a cold winters day
bean soup


  • 1 litre of water plus 1 cup water (divided)
  • 400 g stewing beef, cut into chunks
  • 5 medium carrots, chopped
  • 400 g speckled beans
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown onion soup powder
  • oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • salt and pepper


  • Soak the beans in 1 liter of water for one hour then strain.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil and fry the stewing meat until browned. Add the onions and fry until translucent.
  • Add four cups of water, and the soaked beans and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, or until cooked
  • Add the carrots and canned tomatoes and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Mix the brown onion soup powder with a cup of water and add it to the pot. Then add the chilli powder, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes or until thickened.

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