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1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large carrots, chopped
1 large handful of fresh green beans, chopped
1 large potato, scrubbed or pealed, chopped finely
1 - 15 ounce canned tomatoes or 6 frozen or fresh tomatoes
1 tbsp chicken bouillon flavouring
6 to 8 cups water
3 cups of cooked beans
1 to 2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
Using a pressure cooker
Add the oil to the cooking pot and saute the onion, garlic and celery for 7 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for another minute. Turn the saute option off. Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooking pot and combine. Set the machine up to cook as a pressure cooker and set the timer for 15 minutes. If you don't have a saute option with your machine, you can saute the vegetables in a separate pan before adding them to the pressure cooker pot. You can add salt and pepper to taste after the cooking is done.
Using a soup pot
Heat the oil on medium high heat and saute the onion, garlic, celery for 7 minutes on medium low heat. Add the carrots and cook for another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 75 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 6 to 8.