Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons low-sodium tomato paste
2 medium carrots, diced
2 � 15 ounce cans low-sodium beef stock
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs fresh thyme
6 whole black peppercorns
2 whole cloves
3 sprigs fresh parsley
2 cups frozen extra Whole Grains, - see link
1 � 15 ounce can low-sodium kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups Swiss chard, cut into thin strips

Directions

1. Pour the oil into a large saucepan on medium heat and fry the onion, garlic, and paprika until the onion wilts. Push the vegetables to one side, add the tomato paste, and cook until the paste darkens. Add the carrots and stir to coat. Pour in the beef stock and bring to a boil. Wrap the herbs and whole spices in an herb ball and add to the soup. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Stir in the whole grains, beans, and Swiss chard. Bring back to boil and simmer 10 more minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

This is a great winter soup filled with grains, beans, and vegetables, courtesy of Graham Kerr.

Beautiful Soup
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