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Thrifty Meat Bean Stew Recipe

1 1/2 c. lg. dry lima beans (12 ounce.)
3 c. cool water
1 (16 ounce.) can tomatoes, cut up
1/4 c. minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12 ounce.) can luncheon meat, cubed
1 beef bouillon cube
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 c. lowfat milk
3 tbsp. flour


May substitute 1 c. reconstituted nonfat dry lowfat milk. Rinse beans; place in large saucepan and add in water. Bring to boiling, cover and simmer 2 min. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour (or possibly add in beans to water and soak overnight). Don't Drain. Add in tomatoes, onion and salt; cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hrs. Add in luncheon meat, bouillon cube and pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 15 min, stirring occasionally. Combine lowfat milk and flour; add in to stew mix. Cook, stirring constantly, till thickened and bubbly. 8 servings.

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