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Ham, Beans & Okra Soup

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Ingredients
  Lean beef chuck 2 Pound, diced (Raw)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound
  Tomatoes 12 Large, peeled and diced
  Okra 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into thin slices, crosswise (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooked lima beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Boiled cured ham 1 Pound, diced
  Toasted croutons/Bread cut into small squares 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

In deep kettle, brown meat in butter.
Add tomatoes and okra.
Cover with boiling water and simmer, covered, over medium heat for 1 hour.
Then add 4 cups boiling water.
Bring to boiling point.
Lower heat and simmer, covered, stirring frequently.
Skim soup as it boils.
Cook until okra and tomatoes are soft.
Add the cooked Lima beans and diced ham.
Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Bean

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