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                            BACON AND BEAN SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       sl           Back bacon
    3                    Stalks celery, chopped
    2       md           Carrots, chopped
    1       md           Onion, chopped
    1       c            Chopped turnip
    3       c            Beef broth
    1                    Bay leaf
      1/2   ts           Thyme
    1       cn           (19oz) kidney OR pinto
                         -beans, drained and rinsed
   Prep time: 25 minutes.
   When the vegetables are finely chopped it takes only a
   short simmering time to develop and blend the flavors
   of the bacon and assorted winter vegetables. The beans
   add character and a heartiness that is satisfying. And
   an added plus - the soup is better a day or two after
   it is made. Store it in a covered container in the
   Cut bacon into thin slivers.  In a 12 cup saucepan,
   combine bacon,celery, carrots, onion, turnip, beef
   broth, bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce
   heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until
   vegetables are tender. Add beans and continue to
   simmer 5-10 minutes or until hot, and flavors are
   blended. Remove the bay leaf and ladle into warm soup
   tureen or soup bowls. Makes 8 servings.
   Origin: Light & Easy Choices Shared by: Sharon Stevens.
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