Leek and Lima Bean Soup With Bacon

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Fry the bacon in a large saucepan over med heat until crisp; remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings in the pan.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Add leeks to drippings in pan; stir/saute 7 minutes or until tender; stir in beans, broth, and water; bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes or until beans are tender.
  • Place half of the bean mixture in a blender.
  • Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape), secure lid on blender.
  • Place a clean dishtowel over opening in blender (to prevent spills), and process until smooth.
  • Pour pureed bean mixture into a large bowl.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining bean mixture.
  • Stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Ladle about 1 cup of soup into individual bowls (8); top each serving with 1 tablespoon onions, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and about 1 teaspoon bacon.
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