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Bean And Vegetable Stew

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Ingredients
  Dried white navy beans 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Bacon 1 Pound (In One Piece)
  Water 1 Pint
  Carrots 8 Ounce
  Potatoes 1 Pound
  Green beans 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Pears 2
  Dessert apples 2
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Soak the navy beans in water overnight.
Drain and put in a saucepan.
Cover with fresh water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the beans are tender.
Meanwhile, put the bacon in another saucepan with the water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
Peel and slice the carrots and potatoes.
Trim the green beans.
Remove the bacon from the pan and dice.
Return to the pan with the carrots, potatoes and green beans.
Drain the navy beans and add to the bacon mixture.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Peel and core the pears and apples, then slice.
Add to the pan and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Dissolve the flour in 3 tablespoons of the hot stew, then stir into the pan with the salt.
Simmer until slightly thickened and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Bean
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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