Bean and Bacon Soup Recipe

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This soup has been on our menu for about 25 years. Customers tell us they love its flavor. A clear chicken broth makes it different from other bean soups.—Robert Doumas, Gaylord, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 196 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans; discard liquid.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the broth, beans, parsley, bay leaves and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables and beans are tender. Stir in bacon. Discard the bay leaves before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Navy Bean Soup in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 196 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"My go-to recipe for bean soup! My only addition is 1/2 can of tomato paste added at the end and blended in. Easy peasy in both the crock pot or the pressure cooker!"

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"This is the best bean soup. I used turkey bacon and it tasted great that way."

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"Almost too good. We ate too much."

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"This is the very best been soup ever. Great taste & easy to make."

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I made a few a changes based on what was in my pantry..1 can each Navy, Cannelli, & Pinto. I make soup quite frequently...this one is a keeper!"

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