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Friday, July 25, 2008

*Sausage & Bean Soup*

Hello again. Today is soup day. I thought I would get some soup on the menu. It's Delicious and nutritious. A good lunch or a dinner that can be accompanied with a nice salad, crackers, or a dinner roll too. I'll be trying to post a variety of recipes in the next few days. Enjoy the recipe.


*Sausage & Bean Soup*

Servings: 6

3 Slices Bacon
1/3 Cup Onion, Chopped
1 Cup Carrots, Sliced
1 Cup Hash Browns
¼ Cup Cilantro, Or Parsley Chopped Fresh
¾ Tsp. Marjoram Leaves
1/8 Tsp. Black Pepper
2 Cups Water
1½ Cups Kielbasa Sausage, Thinly Sliced
16 Oz. Frozen Cut Green Beans. Thawed & Drained, Or fresh
1 16 Oz. Can White Beans, Don't Drain Them

In a large fry pan, cook the bacon until crisp; drain, holding back 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Crumble the bacon and set aside. Saute onions in the bacon grease you held back. Add the next 6 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat;cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients, including the crumbled bacon. Cook until heated thoroughly. Serve hot and allow to cool about 5 minutes before eating.

Per Serving: 510 Cal (29% from Fat, 22% from Protein, 50% from Carb); 28 g Protein; 16 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 7 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 64 g Carb; 16 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 214 mg Calcium; 10 mg Iron; 463 mg Sodium; 31 mg Cholesterol.

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