Baked Bean Soup
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (21-oz.) can baked beans
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve beef broth
1 (5.5-oz.) can vegetable juice cocktail, or 2/3 cup
3 tablespoons ketchup
Cook bacon in large saucepan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add ground beef; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until ground beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
Garnish each serving of this soup with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of shredded cheese and some sliced green onions. Serve with a mixed green salad and warm cornbread sticks.
1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups): 420 calories