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French Market Soup Recipe

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Doughty & Granny
Added: Saturday, November 12, 2005


1 pkg of dried 10 bean mixture, soaked overnight
1 ham bone or salt pork pieces
1/2 chicken or several chicken breasts
1 package of smoked sausage
1 can Rotel whole tomatoes and 1 can regular whole tomatoes, mixed in processor
2 T. chopped parsley
2 t. Bouquet Garni seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
6 stalks of celery, chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
bay leaves
4 qts. chicken stock/broth

Wash dried beans and add water to cover. Add salt and soak overnight. When ready to cook, drain beans then transfer to a large stock pot. Add chicken stock, ham hock, bay leaves, and thyme. Cover and simmer for 3 hours. Add all other ingredients except for sausage, chicken and parsley. Simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours. Add salt to taste. While simmering, slice the sausage lengthways, then crossways, and add to the pot along with the chicken. Simmer until the chicken is done. If using bone-in chicken, remove the chicken, debone, shred into small pieces and return to the soup. About 10 minutes before serving, add chopped parsley. Total cooking time = 6 hours.

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