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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

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  • Return the saucepan to medium heat, add the carrot to the pan drippings, and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Add the celery, onion, and garlic, stirring well and cooking for 3 minutes more.

  • Add the beans and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Uncover and, with a potato masher or large slotted spoon, partially mash the bean mixture until it thickens slightly.

  • Stir in the parsley, 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; calories from fat 49; fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 1199mg; protein 11g; carbohydrates 26g; sugars 3g; fiber 9g; iron 2mg; calcium 76mg.