Lima Bean Soup with Sausage Balls
|Dried lima beans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), washed|
|Water||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Bulk sausage meat||3⁄4 Pound|
|Onion||1 , chopped|
|Chopped celery||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Cubed potatoes||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Minced parsley||1 Tablespoon|
|Milk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
Soak Lima beans in water overnight; do not drain.
Cook until tender.
Cook sausage meat very slowly in heavy kettle until about 1/3 cup fat has been collected, but do not brown sausages.
Remove sausage meat; keep 1 tablespoon fat in kettle and save remainder for other purposes.
Brown onion, celery, and potatoes lightly in fat in kettle; add salt, pepper, cooked Lima beans, and liquid; cook until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
Roll crackers into fine crumbs and mix thoroughly with parsley, egg, and partially cooked sausage meat; shape into about 20 small balls and drop into soup 20 minutes before it is done.
Just before serving, add milk; season with more salt and pepper and heat to boiling point but no longer.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1509 Calories from Fat 484
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53 g81.8%
Saturated Fat 23.2 g115.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 725.4 mg241.8%
Sodium 4484.9 mg186.9%
Total Carbohydrates 170 g56.7%
Dietary Fiber 12.4 g49.8%
Sugars 33.8 g
Protein 90 g179%
Vitamin A 43.2% Vitamin C 160.9%
Calcium 53% Iron 69.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet