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White Bean Soup

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Ingredients
  Great northern beans/Other white beans 1 Pound
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Minced fresh onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced lean smoked ham 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Seeded minced jalapeno pepper 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Water 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Sort and wash beans, and place in a Dutch oven.
Cover with water to 2 inches above beans.
Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes.
Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
Drain beans; set aside.
Wipe pan with a paper towel.
Heat oil in pan over medium heat until hot.
Add onion, ham, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; saute 7 minutes or until onion is tender.
Add beans, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
Place 2 cups of bean mixture in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth.
Return puree to pan; stir in parsley.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup

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