Bean Soup


Ingredients

10 oz smoked beef (about 9 – 10 slices), diced in small pieces
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (1 medium)
1 1/2 cups chopped carrots (about 3 large)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery (about 3 stalks)
3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp)
5 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme (optional)
3 (15 oz) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups (5 oz) shredded mozzarella or string cheese
Chopped fresh parsley, for serving (optional)

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