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Peasant Bean Soup Recipe

Peasant Bean Soup Recipe

This is an extra-good hearty soup. I often serve it to my church circle of over 100 members. After dinner, I'm always asked for this special recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound great northern beans, washed and sorted
  • 2-1/2 quarts cold water, divided
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Soak beans overnight in 2 qts. water. Add remaining water to softened beans and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients; simmer 60 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaves before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 263 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 774mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"How can a soup with a pound of beans in it not have any fiber??? Someone needs to review the nutritional facts. Will make though as sounds delicious and healthy."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"Excellent soup. Will make again. Thanks! :O)"

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