Have you ever used cranberry beans in a recipe? I know they aren’t all that common, but man oh man let me tell you they make a mighty fine soup. They have a rich chestnut flavor that I love.
I gifted some cranberry beans a while back and threw some ingredients into a crock pot last night for one freakin awesome soup. If this is your first time using cranberry beans, let it be in this recipe!!Print
Rustic Chicken Cranberry Bean Soup
1–2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dried cranberry beans soaked overnight
4 cups chicken broth
Toss everything into the crock pot. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Easy peasy. Serve warm with a nice hunk of bread and butter.
Vicki B. says
These remind me of Christmas lima beans – have you tried growing them? They need a fairly long hot summer to really take off, and they’re so worth it! They have the same rich, chestnut flavor you describe for the cranberry beans. Sadly, the beautiful red and white lima beans turn a pale shade of gray when cooked fresh. I love them fresh, despite their cooked color, and have never been able to keep any long enough to dry.
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Thank you for sharing this recipe! I will try it soon 🙂
Erica Harris says
Where do you find cranberry beans? I’ve never heard of them!
Mavis Butterfield says
Sometimes you can find them in the grocery store, but Rancho Gordo has them online. https://www.ranchogordo.com/products/cranberry-bean?