No one have to go on a commercial DIET to eat healthy. I personally hate diets. People can’t eat what they want. I rather focus on eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, veggies, fish, chicken and lean pork, (and a glass of wine every now and then.) Furthermore, I watch the proportions and use fresh ingredients. You can turn simple ingredients from your pantry into healthy and inexpensive meals in minutes. Trust me, I do it daily. So, let’s do this!
This is my first recipe of the series. I want you to follow my daily posts, beginning today and ending Friday and hopefully, you will try my recipes, SMILE. It’s a good thing for you and your family.
Today’s Recipe: Angie’s Hearty, Quick and Inexpensive Beans Soup,
Prep and cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Under $8 dollars
Servings: 4 (for 8 servings, double the recipe)
½ pound of lean pork cut in small cubes
Angie’s Dry seasoning
2 cans of Goya beans of your choice (washed and drained)
2 cups of beef stock
½ large onion chopped
5 large cloves of garlic
1 tbsp. of olive oil
Feta Cheese & Chopped Cilantro for garnish
Follow my slide show for directions or do the following:
Season the pork with my seasoning choice or use whatever you may have in your pantry and set aside.
Chop ½ onion and 5 cloves of garlic
In a cooking pan or Iron Dutch Oven, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and sauté the chopped onion and garlic.
When glossy and almost golden, add and sauté the pork.
Once the pork looks half cooked (less than 4 minutes) add the beef stock and wait until it boils.
Bring it to medium low and cook for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.
Turn it off and serve.
Hack: You can also serve my beans on top of any kind of pasta, (use gluten free pasta since it is made with corn, not flour), or with rice on the side, or in a bowl with crushed crackers and a teaspoon of cheddar cheese on top, or with a tomato bruschetta on the side, or finally, with a humble slice of French garlic bread. The options are unlimited.
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.