Bean 'n Bacon Chowder

Bean 'n Bacon Chowder

4 slices bacon
1 onion – chopped
1/2 green pepper – minced
1 28-ounce can beans in sauce
1 28-ounce can tomatoes – crushed
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large saucepan fry bacon until crisp; remove and crumble. Add onion and green pepper to bacon drippings. Sauté 1-2 minutes. Stir in beans, tomatoes, water, celery seed, salt and crumbled bacon. Simmer 10 minutes or until hot. Serve with whole wheat bread.

NOTES : Microwave Method
Arrange bacon in 3 qt. (3 L) casserole; cover with paper towel. Cook on HIGH 3-4 minutes or until crisp; remove and crumble. Add onion and green pepper to bacon drippings. Cook on HIGH 2 minutes; stir in beans, tomatoes, water, celery seed, salt and crumbled bacon. Cook on HIGH about 4 minutes until hot.