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Great Northern Bean Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Great Northern Bean Soup, by , is from Endangered Recipes: Too Good To Be Forgotten, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dianne & Ewen McEwen
Added: Tuesday, July 26, 2005


1 1/2 c. prepared Great Northern Beans, soaked overnight in saucepan
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 leek, bottom white part, thoroughly washed and diced
2 T. olive oil
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. thyme (or 3/4 tsp. fresh)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 c. milk or cream OR 2 T. lemon juice

Drain soaked beans and add fresh water to cover.
Add bay leaf and tomatoes.
Bring to a boil and then simmer with cover until beans are tender, about 25 minutes.
Stir occasionally, adding water, if needed.
Sauté the onion, leek and garlic in oil.
Add sautéed mixture and herbs to beans and cook 15 minutes.
Remove bay leaf.
Put 3/4 of beans into blender and blend until smooth.
Return to saucepan.
Add milk or lemon juice.
Correct seasonings.




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