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Rec: A fantastic bean soup . . . Dallas Cowboy Bean Soup . . . courtesy of my Dad . . .

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Posted to Thread #1543 at 7:54 pm on Apr 21, 2006

RAY’S DALLAS COWBOY BEAN SOUP*

1 LB. DRIED WHITE PEA BEANS, SMALLEST SIZE
3 QTS. WATER
1/4 LB. BACON
1 LARGE ONION
1 CARROT
2 CUPS CELERY
1/2 SMALL GREEN PEPPER
1- 1/2 CLOVES GARLIC
1/2 LB. HAM, DICED
1/2 TSP. TABASCO
1 TSP. LAWRY’S SEASONED SALT
1/2 CUP TOMATO KETCHUP
1 TBS. SUGAR
1 TBS. FRESH PARSLEY, CHOPPED
1-1/2 TSP. SALT
1/2 TSP. PAPRIKA

SOAK BEANS OVERNIGHT.

DICE BACON. SAUTE IN SOUP POT 5 MINUTES (LOW HEAT).

PEEL AND CHOP ONION AND CARROT. CHOP CELERY, GREEN PEPPER, AND GARLIC VERY FINE. ADD TO BACON AND COOK UNTIL WILTED. ADD WATER, BEANS, HAM, TABASCO, SEASONED SALT, KETCHUP, SUGAR, PARSLEY, SALT, AND PAPRIKA. BRING TO BOIL AND SIMMER COVERED FOR 2 ˝ - 3 HOURS (OR UNTIL BEANS ARE TENDER.) CORRECT SEASONINGS.

*At the bottom of the recipe, which I add here, Dad wrote: “EAT IT!”


This is a GREAT soup . . . hearty, slightly spicy, and a soup that gets better and better each day! Well worth the time and effort. I try to make it once a year.

Enjoy!!


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