Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bean and Bacon Soup

Hey everyone! That can of Campbell's sure is convenient, but you'll never reach for it again once you make this quick, easy soup! After the bacon is fried you'll be eating a wonderful, hearty meal within 30 minutes.
I will be making this often and highly recommend it!

Bean and Bacon Soup-from For the Love of Cooking
4 slices bacon-go ahead and add a couple more slices, you know you want to:@)
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
3 (15oz) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
4 C chicken broth
2 Tblsp parsley, minced-I didn't add this
  1. Fry bacon in large dutch oven until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat add carrot, celery and onion to the bacon fat and saute for about 7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and saute for a minute stirring constantly. Season with S&P.
  4. Add 2 cans beans, bay leaf and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until carrots and celery are soft.
  5. Uncover and remove bay leaf. Mash some of the beans until the soup thickens slightly. 
  6. Stir in the last can of beans, parsley and bacon, heat through. 
  7. Re-season with S&P if necessary and enjoy.
  • I'll probably add a couple shakes of celery seed the next time.
  • I'd rather mash the beans before putting them into the pot, just my personal preference.
  • My boys gave me a bunch of flavored salts to play with-thanks guys! I did use a Smoked Salt because I had it-very nice!
  • This soup will freeze well.
Have a happy day:@)

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  1. Oh wow! What a great looking soup this is. Sounds easy peasy too!

  2. this sounds and look wonderful, perfect winter soup,

  3. I made some similar with a ham bone for flavor, yum. Salt flavor look interesting.

  4. Mmmm yummy! I LOVE soup and have lots of recipes but I don't have one quite like this. I'll have to check my pantry and see if I've got everything...if not I'll be making a list for this week. Enjoy the game today! :)

  5. Perfect for the weather we are having at the moment. Diane

  6. Oh,this sounds like just the thing to enjoy on this dreary day!

  7. That looks so good. Bean with Bacon soup was one of my Dad's favorites. I always think of him when I eat it! hugs, Linda

  8. I'd love a big bowl of this right now. It looks delicious and is my absolute favorite soup! Have to try it your way soon!

  9. Beans...bacon...heaven. This looks delish. And because we are supposed to be having a cool week here in Central Texas..this is going on my menu THIS WEEK. Thank you ma'am!

  10. Bean with Bacon was one of my very favorites when young but now find it missing something...I haven't bought it in years for that reason. I will give this a hopeful try..thanks! xo

  11. Yum! Your bean soup looks so good..just perfect for a chilly, damp winter day. The addition of the smoke salt sounds really good, too.

  12. I bet this is delicious. I have been thinking about buying smoked salt, and you've convinced me! Have a great week!

  13. I can tell by your photo this must taste delicious! Thanks for your 'notes' too.

  14. Great looking soup! Nice and hearty. I'd like it with the extra bacon, too!

  15. This sounds perfect for a chilly day.

  16. I hope you kept Earl busy with working in the garage or something, while you fried up the bacon. Smoked salt? I must look for it.

  17. This looks so great! I know hubby will like this soup. Although I make something like yours, but no bacon, so I know he'll just love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a great week.

  18. I grew up on this fabulous soup. Mom made it all the time and I don't know where she got the idea, but once in the bowl and on the table she always added a little vinegar, so of course I did too!

    I have some smoked salt from the local grocery store and it is out of this world. I can just open it and smell it for a high!

  19. Honestly Lynn, a friend called me yesterday and said her young daughter asked her to make Bean and Bacon Soup and she wondered if I had a good recipe. I am so glad I have your link already emailed to her for this yummy, easy soup. I've made the Senate Bean Soup, but I think this is what she had in Campbells, but homemade and better. Thanks so much!

  20. Lynn, you are right that this soup would be better than the canned one. I used to like it but it seems to me that they have cut out some of the flavor somehow. Yours looks hearty and delicious. Thirty minutes or more is not much time for such a good thing, as Martha would say. Have a really great week, Lynn!------- Shannon

  21. Yum- this looks wonderful and I love that sea salt!

  22. I need to try this - it looks wonderful. Especially on this cold day!

  23. Oh Lynn, this soup sounds so warm & comforting. I'll be making this soon!! I just made Miz Helen's Cabbage & Smoked Sausage Stew today. We love soups in the Winter.

  24. My husband loves Bean with Bacon soup, the Campbells right out of the can. I will be making this for him soon. He got me some salts for Christmas, they're fun aren't they?

  25. My husband would love this. Bean and Bacon is his favorite. He has to have such good stuff in moderation now. It needs to be worth his while. THIS looks like it is.

  26. Is that salt named after Peter? :)
    Looks delicious, like the weather!

  27. I love bean soup and this is a recipe I will make. Maybe the weather will get cold enough to appreciate this delicious meal. Our winter has been so mild.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  28. mmmm this recipe sounds so good! I can't wait to give this a try!

  29. This looks soooo tasty! Bacon-anything is always good to me :) I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link with more information:

    I hope to see you there!

  30. Hi Lynn,
    I just love playing around with all the new salt's that we have on the market today. This is a great, quick, easy recipe that we would really enjoy, it have a lot of flavor! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  31. Yummy!!! I can't wait to try this! We love bacon and beans are always a huge git around here. Don't know why I hadn't thought of putting them together in a soup before. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  32. I will be making this very sounds wonderful.

  33. Thought I would get back to tell you that I had included this in my Friday Finds before you saw it, but did not. I am looking forward to making this, maybe even tomorrow. Hubby is not a big bean soup eater, but I have lots of bacon. If I serve this up with some kind of hot bread, I don't think that he will complain too much. As for me, I love both bacon and beans so I know I will love it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you win one of the SoupaPalooza prizes.

  34. Like Linda, this was one of my dad's favourites - it was probably about the time that Campbells came out with that flavour. I had no idea it was so quick and easy to make from scratch - I only had 2 cans of white beans but the soup still worked out nice and thick - this would even work well in the crockpot. Simple and delicious (and no ingredients I couldn't pronounce) - thank you for posting it!


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