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                        RIO GRANDE KIDNEY BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Diabetic                         Main Dish
                 Crockpot
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       sl           Bacon
    1       t            Garlic -- minced
      1/2   c            Onion -- chopped
    2 1/2   c            Kidney beans -- canned with
                         -liquid
    3       c            Beef broth
    3                    Bay leaves
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Ground pepper -- freshly
      1/4   ts           Dried basil -- crumbled
 
   Fry bacon over medium heat in heavy frying pan;
   crumble bacon and set aside.  Reheat bacon drippings
   over medium heat; saute garlic and onion until tender,
   stirring occaionally.  Puree beans in blender or food
   processor fitted with steel blade and stir into onion
   mixture. Blend in crumbled bacon and remaining
   ingredients, stirring occasionally until soup is hot.
   Remove and discard by leaves.  Soup will thicken as it
   stands and be thinned with water or additional beef
   broth.
   
   Food Exchanges per serving:  1 VEGETABLE EXCHANGE + 1
   STARCH/BREAD EXCHANGE + 1/2 FAT EXCHANGE CHO: 19g;
   PRO: 8g; FAT: 3g; CAL: 136 Low-sodium diets: This
   recipe is not suitable.
   
   Source: The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic by Mary
   Abbott Hess,R.D.,M.S. and Katharine Middleton
   
   Brought to you and yours via Nancy O'Brion and her
   Meal-Master
  
 
 
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