Kidney Bean Soup
From: Marielle, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Comments: Watch carefully after pouring in the milk.
  • 2 cups [500 mL] red kidney beans
  • 4 cups [1 L] cold water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons [30 g] butter
  • 6 cups [1.5 L] boiling water
  • 3 cups [750 mL] warm milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Bring together red kidney beans and cold water to a boil.
  • Boil for 20 minutes, drain and cool red kidney beans under cold running water.
  • Into a large casserole, mix together drained red kidney beans, chopped onion and butter; pour in boiling water.
  • Leave to simmer for approximately 4 hours [beans should be firm yet tender].
  • A few minutes before serving, pour in warm milk.
  • Reheat without boiling.
  • Salt, pepper and serve.