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                               FIVE-BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 14   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5       pk           Beans,dried, lima, great
                         -northern, kidney, pinto and
                         -split pea (16oz each)
                         -enough for four batches
    3                    Beef bouillon cubes
    3       tb           Chives, dried
    1       t            Savory, dried
    1       t            Salt -- optional
      1/2   ts           Cumin, ground
    1                    Bay leaf
    2 1/2   qt           -water
    1       cn           Stewed tomatoes (14.5oz)
 
    Combine beans; divide into four equal batches, about
   3-3/4 cups each.
    To Make One Batch of Soup: Wash one batch of beans.
   Place in a large kettle with enough water to cover.
   Bring to a boil; cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from
   heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Tie spices in a
   cheesecloth bag. Drain and rinse beans. Return to
   kettle; add spices and water. Bring to boil.
    Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours or until
   beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove
   spices. Add tomatoes and heat through.
    Yield: one batch makes 14 servings (3-1/2 qts).
  
 
 
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