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Bean Soup (Good basic recipe)


1 lb dried navy beans or white northern beans

10 cups water

3 bay leaves

1 diced onion

2 packets chicken broth (I use Goya) (vegetarians use veggie bouillon)

Pepper to taste


rinse beans and pick out any discolored ones. Bring Water to boil in a large pot, add beans,bay leaves and onion cover and simmer two hours. Watch it as they soak up water, add more water as needed to keep them covered. Add chicken broth and some pepper and cover again. Continue to cook them till good and soft, add more water as needed. You want to end up with about 13 cups of soup (I cound 1-1.5 pts for a cup of soup as package of dried beans has 13 servings at 70 cal/0fat/tons of fiber).

When I eat I add a couple dashes of hot sauce and a dash of apple cider vinegar to my mug and lots of pepper (but that's me).


You can add some diced leftover ham when you are first bringing the water to boil - just adjust points

60 lbs Gone! :bcb_grin (10/13/07)

SW 281.2 / CW 220.8 / Goal 159 (10/13/07)

Part II SW 277.2 / CW 267.2 / Goal 169 10lbs gone!

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