Chilly SW FL Evening … Tuxedo Soup Simmering!

Yum!  I know my friends up north don’t have any compassion for whining about “wind chill” in southwest Florida, but it actually is a bit chilly tonight.  Looking for a quick easy, warm meal after spending all day wrestling with the windlass, Tuxedo Soup won hands down.  So simple that the first time we tried the recipe, we were very doubtful that it would be tasty, but we happened to have the ingredients aboard, so …

Tuxedo soup simmering on the stove, making the boat cabin nice and toasty at the same time.

Tuxedo soup simmering on the stove, making the boat cabin nice and toasty at the same time.

Tuxedo Soup … from The Boat Galley Cookbook, page 168

1 16 oz can White Beans, not drained

1 16 oz can Black Beans, not drained

1 12 oz (or 6 oz) can white meat chunk chicken, not drained

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

1 tablespoon hot sauce (or to taste)

2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)

3 tablespoons butter (optional — we leave this out)

Mix all the ingredients except the butter in a large pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Cook for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes (or until you’re happy with how “crunchy” the veggies are – we like ours only simmered for an additional 10 minutes after the initial 15 minutes).

Called Tuxedo Soup for the black and white beans, this is a quick tasty meal.

Called Tuxedo Soup for the black and white beans, this is a quick tasty meal.

We heated some crusty french bread to go with it and yum!  Quick easy dinner AND a toasty cozy boat cabin while the wind HOWLS outside!   Enjoy!  Cheers!   Jan

Tuxedo Soup ... perfect on a chilly evening aboard with warm crusty french bread.

Tuxedo Soup … perfect on a chilly evening aboard with warm crusty french bread.

 

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