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Turn a BLT into a tasty soup

 In 2014, Mississippi's pork producers contributed a production value of $153 million dollars to our state's economy. Farm raised pork is ideal for the calorie conscious. Pork's high ratio of nutrients to calories is termed "high nutrient density". A three ounce serving of lean pork has only 165 calories. Besides being comparatively low in calories, three ounces of cooked lean pork contains only a moderate amount of cholesterol; just 67 mg. Enjoy this recipe for a delicious dinner. Check out our website at www.growingmississippi.org or follow us on Facebook by searching for Farm Families of Mississippi. 

BLT Soup 

8 slices bacon, crisply-cooked 

1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes 

1 14 1/2-oz can chicken broth 

1 15-oz can white beans, (cannellini or navy) 

1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 

1 cup leaf lettuce, shredded 

1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced 

Coarsely crumble bacon & set aside. 

In 2-quart saucepan, stir together tomatoes, broth, beans and seasoning. Bring to a simmer; stir in vinegar. 

In small bowl, toss together lettuce & basil. 

Ladle soup into large soup plates or bowls; garnish each serving with crumbled bacon and lettuce & basil. 

Recipe Source: PorkBeInspired.com Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.growingmississippi.org

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