Northern bean soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Ground beef (optional)
8 eaches Sl Bacon; cut into small pieces
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 small Bell pepper, green; chopped
1 each Garlic clove; finely chopped
1½ cup Ham; cubed cooked
1 pounds Great Northern beans; rinsed soaked overnight & drained
6 cups ;Water, hot
¼ teaspoon Pepper

Put the ground beef, if you are using it, in a 1¼-quart microwavable casserole. Cover and microwave on High for 2 to 4 minutes until the meat is no longer pink. Stir it once or twice to break it up. Drain the meat and set aside. Combine the bacon, onion, green pepper and garlic in a 5-quart micro- wavable casserole.

Microwave on High for 6 to 7 minutes until the green pepper is tender. Stir once or twice during cooking. Add the ground beef, ham, dried beans, water and pepper. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 15 to 20 minutes until boiling. Stir once during cooking. Reduce the power to MEDIUM (50 %) and microwave for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until the beans are tender. Source: Microwave Main Courses Quick & Easy ISBN 0-681-40269-5

Submitted By SAM WARING On 01-31-95

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