- 3 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 to 6 cups ham stock
- 2 cups pre-cooked beans (10 oz package)
- 1 16-oz can tomatoes
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- Diced ham (optional)
- 1/2 tspn garlic powder or 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Saute bacon and onion together. Remove from fat and add to the stock with all of the other ingredients.
Simmer for about one hour. Season further, if necessary, before serving. This recipe will serve 4, if used as a main course. If served preceding dinner, it makes between 7 to 10 servings.
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("Origin - Be Milwaukee's Guest" by the Junior League of Milwaukee, 1959. This recipe was by Emilie Pohlig Stotzer.)