Crock Pot Vegetarian Chi Chi Bean Soup

18 Feb

Craving some soup?  Try my Hearty Chi Chi Bean Soup. Some folks call them Garbanzo Beans and I call em Chi Chi Beans!  This soup is full of fiber and protein and did I mention tasty good! Even the kids will love it! This soup is comfort food for the soul during flu season and cold weather. Try some with my home-made bread recipe and a glass of red wine! Enjoy!

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

What you will need:
64 oz vegetable broth (two 32 oz cartons or 4 cans vegetable broth)
Have two extra cans or one extra cartoon to add later if needed.
1 can Garbonzo Beans drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
4 carrots peeled and sliced
1 cup of Ditalini ( small Italian soup pasta)
1/2 block of superfirm tofu drained, rinsed and patted dry. 
Cut into small squares. This is what I call  ” mock chicken ”
1/4 tsp chopped fresh parsley or dried
1/4 tsp chopped fresh oregano or dried
pepper to taste

Photo By: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo By: Susan T’s Kitchen

In  Crock pot
Add the vegetable broth

Turn on High and simmer for about 1-2 hours, stir occasionally and add more broth if needed.Lower heat to Medium
Add pasta and cook until tender. Again if needed add more broth.

Any leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen.
Bread recipe:


3 Responses to “Crock Pot Vegetarian Chi Chi Bean Soup”

  1. Marcella Rousseau December 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    My mother always called them ci ci beans (same pronunciation as yours but Italian spelling) and ditalini was often used in soups. I like your addition of tofu. I’m going to have to try this!

  2. Susan T's Kitchen December 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    My nana would say chi chi beans and my mom would say garbanzo beans! I guess it depends on where they came from! I know some folks call their grandma nona but we would say nana! I hope you enjoy the recipe with the tofu! Sometimes we use tortellini, or ditalini, whichever is on hand! Last time I used cubed roasted taters with the garbanzo beans! I am getting hunger think I am going to make some this weekend!

  3. Susan T's Kitchen February 3, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    Reblogged this on Susan T's Kitchen and commented:

    This soup is perfect for the cold weather outside!

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