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Old 09-06-2007, 07:17 PM   #11
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Barley Bean Stew

2 tsp. Vegetable oil
1 large onion chopped ( 1 cup )
1 stalk celery chopped ( 1/2 Cup )
1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
5 cups tomato juice
2 to 3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each ) great northern or navy beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Heat oil in 12 inch skillet over medium hear. Cook onion and celery in oil about 2 mins. stirring occasionally.
Stir in remaining ingredients except parsley. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 mins. or until barley is tender and stew is desired consistency. Stir in Parsley.

Hope you like it.


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Old 09-06-2007, 08:44 PM   #12
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bean soup-
1 lb kidney beans
5cloves garlic
6c water or stock or mix (better with stock/boullion)

i'll edit the rest later. you might be able to look for it on line. very easy, super with sour cream or plain yogurt. great for freezer.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #13
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For dumplings....If you don't have any refridgerated biscuits, Just mix flour, an egg and chicken broth until you have a nice dough...roll out, cut it strips or squares and drop in simmering soup or broth. They float when they are done. I love love love them!
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