*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Lima Bean Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      cans          (14 1/2 oz. each) chicken broth
    2      cans          (15 oz. each) lima beans -- rinsed and drained
    3      medium        carrots -- thinly sliced
    2      medium        potatoes -- peeled and diced
    2      small         sweet red peppers -- chopped
    2      small         onions -- chopped
    2      ribs          celery -- thinly sliced
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dried marjoram
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      dried oregano
    1      cup           half and half cream
    3      strips        bacon -- cooked and crumbled
 
 In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first 12 ingredients; bring to a
 boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-35 minutes or
 until vegetables are tender.  Add cream; heat through but do not boil.
  Sprinkle with bacon just before serving.  Yield 10-12 servings.  (3 quarts).
 
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