This was an excellent recipe. I took it to work, and everyone wanted samples because it smelled so good. I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches and salad at home and my family loved it. I'm diabetic and constantly looking for flavorful recipes; this one fit right into my meal plan with only a few tweaks. I used three slices of center cut bacon to reduce sodium and increase flavor; used low sodium beef consumme instead of stock for more flavor; used white navy beans rinsed and drained to reduce sodium; used 2 bay leaves instead of 1; and added a couple of tablespoons of frozen apple juice. I also like a thicker soup, so I added 1 tablespoon of corn starch dissolved with a little of the soup about 15 min before serving. The next day I threw some leftover rice and shrimp in to make a complete meal and served it with cornbread. Next time I'll make it thicker with a roux, but this recipe is definitely a keeper.
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This was an excellent recipe. I took it to work, and everyone wanted samples because it...