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Bean soup recipe for camping…a meal in a tin (or two)

This quick and easy bean soup recipe will fill you up when you are sitting around the camp fire, a long way from home on your trip around Oz.  It goes great with some fresh damper!

Of course, if you’re travelling with the warm weather, you may not often think of soup as a quick dinner. But this soup is a delicious meal no matter what the season. I just wouldn’t eat it for lunch on a 40 degree day in Kunnanurra!

It only takes 10 minutes on the heat.

Get your damper on first, so that it will all be ready together.

You’ll need:

  • A can of three bean mix / white beans / kidney beans
  • A tin of diced tomatoes
  • Approx. 2 cups of water / stock

Optional extras:

  • Onion and garlic
  • Dried oregano
  • Cous cous / risoni
  • Leftover mince or sausage
  • Your last carrot or other veges, diced

While you’re cooking, you can decide to add more or less water depending on how thick you like your soup.

What to do...

1. In a large pot, fry onion and garlic in a little olive oil for a minute until soft (if using).

2. Add tomatoes, beans (including liquid) and water/stock.

3. Add oregano, meat and veges (if using).

4. Stir over a medium heat until it reaches the boil. Then, add risoni and extra water if using.

5. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

6. Add cous cous if using, and allow to rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Serve with damper.

Beans are a great protein source when you're out of meat.

They're also great because you can carry them dried, which saves even more room and weight. They can be used for so many different meals and flavours.

It’s incredible what you can do with a few tins!

Of course, you could just buy a few tins of pre-made soup. The reason I like this bean soup recipe is that you can keep your options open. You never know what you might use the beans for. You are more limited when you buy food that is a single-purpose meal.

Plus it's hardly any more effort!

› Bean soup recipe