Bean and Bacon Soup
Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)
Equipment you will need: large saucepan, cutting board, knife, spoon, potato masher
Do right away when you get home: action step 1 and 2
3 bacon slices
1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tsp. drippings in pan.
1 large onion
2. Meanwhile, chop onion.
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/2 cups water
1 Tbsp. dark molasses
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onions
3. Add onion, chili powder, and mustard to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes. Chop bacon into small pieces and add to pan. Add water, molasses and vinegar to pan. Drain cannellini beans and add to pan along with whole can (un-drained) diced tomatoes. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Partially mash beans with a potato masher. Serve immediately.