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Hearty Bean & Bacon Stew – 5 Smart Points

Hearty Bean & Bacon Stew – 5 Smart Points

Recipe makes about 9 cups
1 cup = 4 weight watchers points+
= 5 weight watchers smart points

Ingredients –
1 1/2 cups dried great northern beans
6 cups chicken broth (I used Aldi Fit & Active)
5 carrots chopped
3 ribs of celery chopped
1 medium yellow onion diced
6 oz bacon chopped up(I used Oscar Meyer center cut original)
15 oz can diced tomatoes  (not drained)
Salt & pepper to taste


Place your bacon in the freezer for 15 minutes. This makes it easier to chop up. Fry in a pan for several minutes. No need to get it crispy because it is gonna cook in soup for hours.

Combine all ingredients other than the salt & pepper in a large crock pot. If you add the salt at this point it will make the beans tough.

Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Mash up some of the beans. I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef Mix & Chop. Add salt & pepper to taste.



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My name is Sarah, I am a weight watchers member since 2005 and a lifetime member since 2007... I lost more than 112 lbs in the first 2 years... and now weight watchers became for me a lifestyle and not a diet.

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