Suggested Recipes Kidney Bean Recipe

Ben's Hot Dog Soup


1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, diced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced or pressed
1/4 tsp. Aleppo pepper or red-pepper flakes
2 lbs yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" chunks
2 Carrots, peeled and cut into small pices
1 qt. Broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
1 - 15.5 oz Can Red Kidney Beans or Cannellini Beans, drained
2 Cups Kale, fresh or frozen, cut into bite size pieces (no stems)
3 or 4 Hot Dogs, cut into bite size pieces (see note in directions)
Salt and pepper to taste 


In a large (6-8 qt) pan, saute’ onion in oil until softened, stirring and making sure that the onion does not burn. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook until fragrant (about a minute). Add potatoes, carrots, broth, and enough water (if needed) so potatoes are covered. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender (20 mins or so). Using a blender or immersion blender, puree a cup or two of the soup. The soup should have a creamy consistency but still have texture. Add beans, kale and hot dogs.

Important note: Hotdogs are a choking hazard for young children. Hotdogs should be cut lengthwise before cutting in pieces. Skinless hotdogs are best for children.