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                             BEAN & BACON SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Soup
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Pinto beans (dried)
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Pepper
    4                    Bacon slices, cut in squares
    4                    Carrots, chopped
    4                    Celery stalks, chopped
      1/2   ts           Thyme (dried)
    1                    Garlic clove, minced
    4       oz           Can of tomato paste
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1                    Onion, chopped
    1       tb           Wine vinegar
 
   The approximate cooking time is 3 hours.
   
   Cover the washed beans with 6-8 cups of water and
   bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and boil gently
   for 1 hour and then simmer while still covered. Stir
   about every 15 minutes for the ENTIRE time the beans
   are cooking.
   
   After the beans have been cooking for about 1 hour and
   45 minutes chop the onion and celery and carrots.
   Slice the four slices of bacon into 1 squares.  Saute
   the onion, celery and bacon squares in the olive oil
   for about 10 minutes.  Add to the beans along with the
   thyme, chopped carrots and tomato paste.  Simmer
   uncovered for another hour until the beans are tender
   and slightly mash the beans.  Add the salt, pepper and
   wine vinegar before serving.
   Submitted By JSCHLANK@PACIFICNET.NET  On   THU, 21 DEC
   1995 200833 -0500
  
 
 
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