Creole White Bean Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 c Minced onion
1/2 c Minced celery
1/4 c Chopped bell pepper
2 T Butter or margarine
1 1/2 lb Ham,1" cubes
1 lb Smoked sausage, 1/2" slices
1 cn Tomato sauce(8oz)
2 cn Navy white beans w/bacon (16oz)
4 c Water
Salt
Black pepper

Directions:

In large saucepan, cook onion, celery and bell pepper in butter until soft. Add ham and tomato sauce; simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

In separate saucepan, bring navy beans with bacon to boil. Puree beans and their liquid in a food processor or blender; add to ham mixture.

Add the water; season to taste and simmer for 1 hour. Serve this Creole white bean soup piping hot, with cornbread if desired.

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