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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bean Soup and Gluten Free, Sugar Free Cornbread

Ham and Bean Soup
2 - 48 ounce jars of canned beans
3 slices bacon, chopped in small pieces
2 ham steaks, chopped and bones kept
2 celery stalks chopped fine
3 carrots chopped fine
1 large onion chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1.  Empty beans into a large pot.  
2. Place diced bacon and veggies in a skillet and saute till onions are just starting to get translucent.
3. Dump the veggies in the pot of beans and add in chili powder.  Also add in chopped ham steaks and bones.
4. Add water in - the amount is dependent on how much broth you want in your soup.
5. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour.  Serve or transfer to a crockpot and keep on low/warm till ready to serve.  Salt and pepper as needed.

This will serve at least 10 people - maybe more.

Gluten Free Cornbread
1 cup rice flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 scant cup agave or maple syrup
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 can corn, drained

1. Beat eggs and butter together with a whisk.
2. Add in melted butter and sweetener and whisk well.
3. Add in rest of ingredients except the corn.  Stir just till combined.
4. Add in the corn and stir till combined.
5. Pour into a parchment lined 8 inch baking pan that has been greased.
6. In a preheated 375 degree oven, bake until knife inserted comes out clean - approx. 25-30 minutes.

Serves 12 people


CheshireLizzy said...

Cornbread's great! I have made it the past three days in a row. I even memorised the recipe after making it once - superfacil!

I do substitute water for milk and brown cane sugar for agave (agave is too precious here), and olive oil for the butter, and it is still MAGNIFICO!
Is your agave a liquid like it is here?

CheshireLizzy said...

I'll add that I do use less than 1/2 cup sugar and less than 1 tsp salt. But then after it's baked, I squeeze some agave on top and it is heavenly!

Amanda Kaake said...

I'm so glad you like it and you were able to alter it to suit your needs. We use maple syrup in place of the agave. Yes, the agave is liquid here :)