This is a hearty recipe that freezes quite well, provided there's any left.
I had an unexpected guest for dinner recently - he didn't break into my
condo, but came with friends. I didn't mind his presence in the least
and he raved about the soup, at the meal, and later with his girlfriend.

Hungarian Bean soup xxxxx serves 8
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2 cups pinto beans 1 large onion, chopped
water 1 stalk celery, chopped
2 smoked pork chops, boned and cubed 1 cup rutabaga, cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp Hungarian paprika
1 bay leaf 1 large potato, finely grated
1/2 lb smoked sausage, sliced freshly ground pepper
1 carrot, sliced 2 Tbsp parsley
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Cover the beans with water, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook for two
minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 1 hour. Add the pork, garlic, bay
leaf, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add the sausage,
carrot, onion, celery and rutabaga and continue simmering for one half hour.
Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for one half hour more. Serve.