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Lima Bean Soup With Sausage Balls

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Ingredients
  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)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soda crackers 6
  Minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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