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Creamy Corn Soup with Crispy Bacon

Creamy Corn Soup with Crispy Bacon

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Creamy Corn Soup with Crispy Bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
1 1/3 cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
1 1/3 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium. Add the next five ingredients (through salt); cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally. If desired, remove about 1/2 cup of the vegetables to use as a topper. Stir flour into the remaining vegetables. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk and broth. Stir in corn, thyme, and bay leaves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
  3. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. (Or working in batches, transfer soup to a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Return all of the soup to Dutch oven.) Heat through. Top servings with the reserved vegetables, crumbled bacon, and if desired, black pepper.
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Black Beans With Rice

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Black Beans With Rice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 1/4 hours
Servings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 1/4 hours
Servings
Instructions
  1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large soup pot or dutch oven, stir together the beans, water, green pepper, onion, vegetable oil, bay leaves, garlic, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and boil for 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 3 to 4 hours, or until beans are very tender. Stir occasionally and add water if needed (if water level drops below the top of the beans).
  4. Remove about ⅔ of the beans and set aside. Use a spoon to mash the remaining beans against the side of the pot. Return the set-aside beans to the pot, stir, and heat through.
  5. Remove bay leaves and stir in vinegar or lemon juice when ready to serve.
  6. Serve over rice. Garnish with sliced pimento and lemon wedges.
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