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postheadericon Lima Bean-Sausage Soup

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Lima Bean-Sausage Soup is an easy to prepare recipe for a delicious and hearty soup. Total recipe time is about (5) hours with only (15) minutes to prepare. This would be perfect erfect for the Fall and Winter. Ingredients include: Turkey sausage, bacon, onions, lima beans, and corn. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (6) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Lima Bean-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.lima-bean-sausage-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-1/2 Hours.


2 cups dry lima beans
2 slices low-sodium bacon
1 (10 oz) box frozen whole kernel corn
1/4 lb (4 oz) smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 Tbsp flour
Ground black pepper, (to taste)


1. Place beans in a large heavy saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook over medium-low heat 2-1/2 hours or until beans are tender.

2. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium-heat just until crispy, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet; crumble bacon.

3. Add bacon, corn, sausage and onions to beans in saucepan. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 hour.

4. Stir flour into reserved bacon drippings in skillet. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in 1-1/2 cups water until well blended. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Add to soup; simmer 30 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper.

Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving

Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints)

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1 Meat (M)

Calories: 180, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 240mg, Sugars: 5g, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 9g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/bean-soup-53587.aspx

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