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Northern Bean Soup

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Ingredients
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Bacon slices 8 , cut up
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green pepper 1 Small, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Cubed fully cooked ham 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dried great northern beans 1 Pound, rinsed
  Hot water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Place ground beef in 1-qt casserole.
Microwave at High 2 to 4 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once to break apart.
Drain and set aside.
In 5-qt casserole combine bacon, onion, green pepper and garlic.
Microwave at High 6 to 7 minutes, or until green pepper is tender, stirring 1 or 2 times.
Stir in ground beef, ham, beans, water and pepper; cover.
Microwave at High 15 to 20 minutes, or until boiling, stirring once.
Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
Microwave 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender, stirring 3 or 4 times.
Remove 1 cup beans.
Mash and return to soup.
Spoon into two freezer containers.
Label and freeze no longer than 3 months.
To serve, remove from one container and place in 1 1/2-qt casserole.
Microwave at High 14 to 19 minutes, or until heated, breaking apart and stirring 3 or 4 times.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Servings: 
6

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