08 Oct Texas Football Food: Spicy 15-Bean Soup!
Couch quarterbacks really work up an appetite, as we all know quite well, and there’s nothing like a hearty soup to help keep up their strength for all that cheering and enthusiasm.
Texas Pepper Jelly’s spicy 15-bean soup is the perfect food for your football fans. It’s so easy to make, and so delicious, and so very, very good for them.
15-bean soup is exactly what your football fans would love on these chilly game nights. Sitting on the sofa with a bowl or mug of our spicy soup will keep fans alert and satisfied like nothing else could!
1 package of 15-bean mixture
1 cup finely chopped onion (dried onions work fine, but cut it to 3/4 cup)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
Juice of one lemon or lime (I like to use both)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
A few ham slices or 1/4 cup bacon grease
1 cup pretty much any Texas Pepper Jelly product
What to do:
Sift through the dry beans to make sure there are no little stones, etc.
In a large saucepan, put the dry beans and four cups of water. Let them sit overnight, or for about eight hours. Time this to account for whether you want the beans for lunch or for dinner.
After the beans have soaked, remove the water and replace with five cups of fresh water. Why do you need more water now? Because the beans have swelled up and are a lot bigger.
Add the onion, and bring to a full boil. Then turn the burner to a simmer, and simmer for about two hours.
Check the beans to see if they are soft, and add all the other ingredients. Simmer for another hour.
Serve with hot cornbread. Your couch quarterbacks will love it!