- garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return bacon to pan. Stir in the next
- 12 ingredients.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is tender,
- about 3 hours.
- Add beans and heat through. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with cheese if
- desired. Yield: 4 quarts.
Nutrition Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 369 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,001 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 26 g protein.