VAN HARDEN GARBONZO BEAN SOUP RECIPE
2 CANS OF GARBONZO BEANS, INCLUDING IT’S LIQUID
1, 16 OZ CAN OF WHOLE TOMATOES INCLUDING IT’S LIQUID, OR 6 HOME GROWN TOMATOES.
6 TO 8 WHITE POTATOES CUT BITE SIZE
1 CHOPPED BERMUDA ONION
2 GREEN PEPPERS CUT BITE SIZE
1 POUND BACON CUT BITE SIZE. NEED NOT BE COOKED BEFOREHAND
2 CUPS CHOPPED HAM CUT BITE SIZE
1 TEASPOON OREGANO
1 TEASPOON PARSLEY
1 TEASPOON SWEET BASIL
1/2 TO ¾ TABLESPOON CHILI POWDER OR RED PEPPER TO TASTE
A FEW BAY LEAVES
SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
Let all of this simmer in a big pot, perhaps a crock pot, for 4 to 5 hours. Water can be added if you feel it is not producing enough of its own juices. Remember, the longer it simmers, the better “dew” it will have on it!