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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lima Bean Soup by Ashley

Do not let the Lima Bean part fool you. This recipe is awesome. It makes a ton. And it is southern to the core. Serve it with cornbread!! Please at least try it!! Yummy.


Ingredients:
2 cups dry baby lima beans (or regular size limas work also)
Lower sodium bacon (you can use turkey bacon)
1 (10-ounce) frozen whole kernel corn
1 (14-ounce) package smoked kielbasa or sausage, thinly sliced (I used turkey kielbasa)
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoon flour
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Place beans in large heavy saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook covered for 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crispy. (Note: Since the turkey doesn't have much fat, I used a little bit of olive oil.) Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Add bacon, corn kielbasa (or sausage) and onion to beans in saucepan. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 hour. Stir flour into reserved bacon drippings in skillet. Cook on medium-low heat until bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups of water until well blended. Cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Add soup; simmer 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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