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                             VEGETABLE SOUP II
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Soups
                 Vegetables                       Appetizers
                 Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       sl           Raw bacon, diced
      1/4   c            Finely chopped onion
    1       c            Finely chopped celery
    1       c            Thinly sliced carrots
    1       c            Potatoes, cut into
                         -1/4-inch cubes
    3       tb           Flour
    3       c            Vegetable juice cocktail or
    3       c            Tomato juice
    1       c            Water
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme leaves
    1       pk           Instant beef broth or
    1                    Cube beef bouillon, crumbled
                         Salt and pepper
    8 1/2   oz           Can peas, drained
 
   1. Place bacon and onion in a deep, 2 1/2-quart,
   heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole.
   2. Heat, covered with paper toweling, in Microwave
   Oven 3 minutes. Stir mixture occasionally.
   3. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Heat, covered, in
   Microwave Oven 10 minutes or until vegetables are
   tender. Stir mixture occasionally.
   4. Blend in flour.
   5. Gradually stir in vegetable juice cocktail, water,
   thyme, bouillon cube and salt and pepper to taste.
   6. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 10 minutes,
   stirring occasionally.
   7. Add peas and heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven an
   addi- tional 3 minutes or until soup bubbles and peas
   are hot. 8. Allow soup to stand 2 to 3 minutes before
   serving.
  
 
 
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