Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Curry Soup!

I love my crock pot, but I've had a problem with using onions in it. If I use raw chopped onions in a soup, it gives it an odd taste. Now, most people probably don't notice this, but I do. However, I have solved this problem by adding dried onions near the end of the cooking time. I think they taste better, and it's an easy way to get that good onion flavor into your soup.

This soup can be mild or hot and spicy depending on the type of curry powder you use. Give it a taste when you add the onions and adjust the seasoning as desired.

Curried Pork and Bean Soup

1 lb lean pork, cut into cubes
1 1/2 cups dried mixed beans (I used the 15 bean soup mix)
1/2 cup chopped baby carrots
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can soybeans
1 tbsp curry powder
1/4 cup dried minced onions
1 tbsp instant ham broth
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf

Soak beans overnight. (I do this in the crock pot) Drain and rinse beans and then place all ingredients except the onions in a 2 1/2 quart crock pot and add enough water to fill the pot to 1/2 inch or so below the top. Cook 8 hours on low, adding the onions about an hour or so before serving. Add more curry powder if desired.


  1. That boy is way too pretty for his own good. LOL I like him :D

    That soup sounds yummy. I could use some soup. I'm hungry.

  2. Soup + Nelson = yummy meal.

    I like the name Nelson by the way. Random I know, but it seems different. You don't hear it a lot. *shrug*

  3. I just put some beans to soak for chili tomorrow--I'm home from Maryland and DC, and need some simple, welcome-home goodness. The wedding was amazing, costumes galore, and pictures to come as soon as I figure out how to get them into my computer...

    Your recipe looks yummy, Cheryl---and so does Nelson!

  4. Tasty Soup and Tickling Nelson's Funny Bone. What did you do to make him laugh Cheryl? Did you tell him he looks like a Zetithian. Did you check to make sure? And he liked it?

  5. He is VERY pretty, isn't he, and I agree, Nelson is one you don't hear very often.

  6. Suzy,
    It's good to be home, isn't it? Looking forward to the pictures!

  7. Now, Donna! If I'd done that, he wouldn't still be wearing his pants, would he? I tickled his tummy!

  8. Good morning Cheryl! I love my crockpot too - just toss it all in and walk away. My kind of cooking - leaves more time for reading!



  9. Oh, I'll have to try this...I am all about my crock pot, and I love soup. Nelson is so pretty, Cheryl. he could definitely be a Zetithian...or a werewolf. Love that shaggy hair:-)

  10. That soup looks great! I love the one-dish-wonder of the crockpot! As soon as the weather turns a bit colder, I'll give this a try. Nelson is very cute! A perfect accompaniment to a spicy soup!

    Corinne gets her cast off today! Yay! I can't wait to see what her arm looks like. :)

  11. I especially love my crock pot when I have to work. I come home in the morning, throw stuff in the pot, and when I get up, it's ready!

  12. Corinne's arm will probably look pasty pale and scrawny-at least that's what mine looked like when I had a splint on my arm for several weeks. Bet she's glad to get rid of it!

  13. So I had to share this >>


  14. I figured this out. Nelson doesn't want us seeing that cute Yummydoodle. And he's laughing because he knows we can't inspect it from behind posts, walls, boards and towels that he hides it behind. Dang!! He's a Tease.
    I'm glad you're back from DC Suzy. We hope to see some pictures on FB soon.

  15. Good one, Ana! And Donna is right: he IS a tease!

  16. I'm posting Ana's Halloween story here tomorrow. Don't miss it, it's HOT!