I made this on Monday night and was so disappointed. My DH and I both thought the soup was BORING. We added red pepper flakes and tabasco to spice it up. The flavor did not improve the next day either.
My beans were also overdone and I only soaked them for about 7 hours and cooked them for about 45 mins. The problem I had was that my veggies were not tender at all after 35 mins. I cooked it for another 20 mins and they were still on the crunchy side. Not a repeat for us.
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