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White Bean Soup

  • Yield: 1 servings

Ingredients

8ounces small dried white beans (or 2 cans of any small white beans)
10cups low sodium chicken broth
4cups chopped veggies (onion, carrots, celery, cabbage, broccoli, red onions, green pepper, or other)
1-- bay leaf
1teaspoon italian seasoning
1pinch cayenne pepper
1teaspoon garlic powder
4slices bacon (or 1/2 cup chopped ham)

Instructions

Wash the dried beans and pick out any bad ones. Place beans in a bowl and cover generously with water. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.

The next day drain the beans and place in a large sauce pan. Cover generously with water and bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. When the beans begin to boil, cover and reduce heat to a med. low. Simmer for 1 hour.

At the same time chop the bacon and cook over medium heat until it begins to crisp up. It does not take much bacon to add a lot of flavor to this soup. Drain on paper towels.

Drain the beans and place in a crock pot. Add the bacon and all other ingredients. Stir well. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

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