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       Title: AUTUMN SOUP
  Categories: Soups, Microwave
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 lb Lean ground beef
       1 c  Finely chopped onions
       4 c  Hot water
       1 c  Carrots, thinly sliced
       1 c  Celery, diced
       1 c  Potatoes, diced into
            -1/2-inch cubes
       2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Pepper
       1    Bay leaf, crumbled
            Few leaves dried basil
       6    Whole fresh tomatoes, stems
            -removed & cut into eighths
   1. Place ground beef, crumbled, into a deep, 3-quart. heat- resistant,
   non-metallic casserole. Heat. uncovered, in Micro- wave Oven 5
   minutes or until meat is browned. Stir occasionally. 2. Drain excess
   fat. 3. Add onions and heat, uncovered. in Microwave Oven 2 minutes
   or until onions are tender. 4. Add hot water, carrots, celery,
   potatoes and seasoning. Mix thoroughly. 5. Heat, covered, in
   Microwave Oven 10 minutes or until water comes to a boil. 6. Add
   tomatoes to soup and heat, covered. in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or
   until tomatoes are tender.