So naturally, I chose my favorite Jones Dairy Farm bacon – their Dry Aged Cherrywood Smoked Bacon. But I was wondering if I could use kidney beans or pinto? Anyway… Can’t wait to try this AND make bacon! I have it in my “Keep Forever” board. I can’t wait to make this! . The only changes I made were,to add more of the bacon fat and, add a good tablespoon of butter in the pot just before serving. You saved Bean and Bacon Soup to your. The taste was fairly good but much too salty. Thanks! I cook dry beans in the crockpot all the time. I made this tonight, followed the recipe exactly, and my family loved it. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. It tasted completely fake. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. I just add in the seasonings we like. Also, whenever I make meat of any kind (baked, boiled, fried, it doesn’t matter) I reserve the juices and freeze them for broth. (I love that you doubled the bacon, as well!). This is a super recipe, and I think it has everything I like about the Campbell’s version and yet it’s much healthie! Will definitely make it again. I’ll be making this next week for our annual family Souptacular, and I know there won’t be a drop left in the pot. Cannellini beans? This was a childhood favourite so I’m glad to have found your version!! Smells wonderful while it’s cooking! I’m so glad you loved the recipe! Thank you for a fabulous tecipe! I too loved the canned b&b soup. It might work – maybe try adding just half of it and tasting it to see if it needs more. We are a family that likes to dip, and peanut butter sandwiches got dipped into the soup. My own fault for doubling the bacon (love bacon) and using regular chicken broth. In a large saucepan, combine the broth, beans, parsley, bay leaves and pepper. , Where do you find great northern beans. Skip the can – this Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup is hearty and filling and filled with veggies and chunks of bacon! By the way after pinning over 1000 recipes this is the first one I’ve ever commented on. Yes, I put the pot on the stove early on Saturday or Sunday mornings, and clean out my refrigerator of all vegetables, chop and dump them in the pot with some appropriately flavored broth and meat…yum! Fast forward a few weeks, and my daughter gets home from school, asking for soup for lunch. The family enjoyed it. Wouldn’t change a thing, maybe another can of beans. was great! I am so glad you posted this. Roast beef is a classic main dish for holidays, family get-togethers, and elegant dinners alike. Thank you for sharing the recipe. And I ate about 2 bites of it and was done. The recipe as written makes at least 13 cups of this delicious soup, so that would make each serving well over 3 cups. So ‘skip the can’ ….yet use canned beans??? We like our soup with lots of the goodies. i make this often. Visit Taste and Tell’s profile on Pinterest. Onion and garlic powder black pepper and a bit of liquid smoke gave the soup a really good flavor. Well, my daughter has this love of soup. It was amazing! Thanks! I did add a bay leaf and some thyme….added a little depth. I tweaked it a bit by adding a 6 oz. I just made this for dinner tonight, and it was so good! My kids prefer soups with lots of veggies and beans. You will need about 5 1/4 cups of cooked beans. I need to ask her if she still makes that…ACK!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I added a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes just to jazz it up a bit. Today I want to share my easy recipe for Homemade Bean with Bacon Soup. Once cooked, add the bacon and then put through a blender and return to the pan (or use an immersion blender in the pan) before adding the drained and rinsed beans. Made this today, served with homemade bread,, my husband said “you could charge $$$ for this”. Didn’t bother to puree any, as we were starving! I’m so glad you’ve liked it enough to make it more than once! I can’t take the smell of boiled chicken or beef so I do have to purchase those if a recipes needs. Another thing that brings the price down is if you can find bacon ends and pieces, rather than the sliced bacon. Freezes well ( I like to freeze in individual portions in balls jars). I think they may have changed and ‘improved’ the recipe like so many other companies have. I used my dehydrated, carrot, onion, celery and garlic. Thanks for the recipe. Someone else (Justin) posted the same question a couple of weeks ago and followed up with what he did, but we haven’t heard from Deborah yet. I just omit or use less if I plan to freeze. This soup is hearty and tasty. Hi Yum can’t, wait to try but I’m also in Australia so will wait till winter. Freeze the water for broth! I made this soup in October and it was fantastic! I also love homemade stock & concentrate prior to freezing…. I’ve heard anything tomato is a no no in it but wanted another opinion. Add no salt to the soup … Didn’t change a thing and thought it perfect. I, too, loved the Campbell’s bean with bacon but THS is a winner! So delicious! Then they changed it and ruined it! A little chunky overall, but it worked for me. Thanks! I hope you love it!! Very hearty soup. Add 2 cans of drained great northern beans, chicken broth and a bay leaf. I have travelled throughout the States extensively and found that your supermarkets have an immensely larger range of food-stuffs than we do. Thanks for the delicious recipe! I used to eat Campbell’s bean and bacon soup with my Grandpa when I was a kid. In the mean time I can’t stop eating it. I did a couple of steps a little different. This recipe seems a bit lean on seasonings to me but I always make a new recipe as written the first time before deciding what if any additions to include in later versions. So happy to have seen this fabulous recipe. Since I have not seen ranch style beans since I was in Texas in 1995 and because I thought this was going to be like maybe campbells bean & bacon soup I decided to wing it and use pork & beans (ha). . Beyond great! She would probably eat homemade soup every day if I made it for her, but since that’s just not possible we always have a few cans of chicken noodle soup on hand. I made this soup recipe today and it was excellent. Like most recipes I’m sure it’s better and soul-warming. You’ll want to thin it out a bit with some of the liquid from the soup before stirring it in, though. We don’t have the specific brand you used so I had to use another companies brand of cherrywood smoked bacon. And yes – I didn’t know any better as a kid, either! I too was a huge fan of bean and bacon soup in my youth so when I found your recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. Thank you for such a great recipe! However, this Tuscan bean and bacon soup is so comforting and delicious, my other half requests it (multiple times) every single fall and winter season without fail.. I would make this time and time again. Thanks in anticipation. The dried beans are the cheapest way to go. Thanks. I’m so glad you loved it! definently a keeper! I don’t know if my tastebuds have just grown up, or what, but I did not like it. Wouldn’t tomato puree be a better choice if we’re looking for “no extra seasonings and herbs” and a product that is truly “just tomatoes?”. Oh my gosh, what a great combination. Thank you so much for your recipe. I made it just as written (a rarity for me), and it was delicious! I made this soup tonight….it was absolutely unbelievable!!!! I’m an Australian living in Sydney and we’re in our summer right now, but can’t wait until our winter to try this. I used to eat the Campbell’s version in my younger years. Should this soup be simmered covered or uncovered? I have tried a couple of other recipes with no luck. What great ideas Maureen…thank you for sharing…. I begrudgingly say yes. Its is a deliciously hearty comforting soup which I will be making for years to come! I also threw in some smoked ham because I had a couple slices that I needed to use. In a large pan, cook the bacon until it is crisp. We need to double the recipe next time. Thank you for the keeper recipe! ive not had beans and bacon soup since a child and i love the fact that im not the only one who dips peanut butter sandwiches (or my fav peanut butter and jelly) in soups . They said best soup they ever tasted. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Just a small portion and crusty bread is a very satisfying meal. I added 1 pound of dry great northern beans and 2 cups of dry white beans and 8 cups of liquid (remember I doubled the recipe). Thanks for a GREAT recipe. Can you get smoked ham? I feel the same wY you do. 2) You could easily substitute any white beans available at your market. I think I need to try your peanut butter sandwich dunked in my soup for lunch today! After dinner the veggies get frozen for my next batch of soup. Better then any can soup by far and you know what your putting in it is good and wholesome. I cut off the bad parts, peeled them and cut them up very small. The canned stuff just doesn’t taste like it did when I was a kid. We often double the recipe. Will make it again and again! Made this today, and it is awesome! Whenever I tell of growing up and my mom would make me a bowl of chicken noodle soup and a peanut butter sammy to go with it, people look at me like we are completely batty! But then I had kids and found out how much better cooking from scratch was, both in taste and nutrients. Bean and bacon soup has always been my go to comfort food when I am sick. 3. Do you add baking soda to your water when you soak the beans? No gift befits the food-obsessed people in your life like a cookbook. My only questions though is – what can I use in place of the SMOKED bacon as we only have regular cured bacon. with grilled cheese..as mentioned by another reviewer. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Return the puree to the soup pot and stir into the remaining soup. This looks soooo yummy, and I love the short ingredient list! ).did use a little liquid smoke and it was fine. Yay! I’m so happy you pinned my favorite soup. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Also, you can use dried beans. Thanks so much! This looked so yummy I made it today :). at the end i added about a tablespoon of cane sugar (my brown sugar sub.) Bean with bacon was always my favorite growing up but, like a lot of you, my taste buds changed over the years. I do not have tomato sauce, only a can of plain tomato soup. I will be making your homemade version to add to my soup repertoire. however i sauted the onion first in with the mostly cooked bacon. Like what you see here? Whole family loved it! Your recipe has inspired me to have bean soup with bacon almost daily, following the recipe pretty much but using what I have. So good! Delicious! I can’t wait to make it again, and others on your blog! I will definitely be making this again. Yum! I love homemade soups. Your other option would be to cook the beans, then borrow a can from a friend. Perhaps if I had smoked bacon that would be different but with the regular old bacon I used this worked out pretty well. It’s so delicious and perfect for this rainy day. Made this this morning. Do you simmer the soup with the lid on or off?? Today I made it again with the 8 oz. Thank you for this recipe! I can only imagine how great it will taste! This soup is perfection. I didn’t miss the smoke taste, because I added just a hint of Smoked Paprika at the end. I made this for supper last night (it’s winter where I live) with a few substitutions for local products, absolutely delicious. I made it exactly as directed and it was almost perfect. My dad used to eat it a lot when I was a child, and of course I HAD to try every thing he did! I love that bean soup. This recipe is super amazing! Here in the SF Bay Area we don’t really do winter, so I can make this anytime. I followed as recipie read with the expection of blended most of the beans and I blended the bacon with it. It tasted great! I am going to make this soup! I didn’t realize until it came time for the tomato sauce that I was out. Welcome to Taste and Tell. Be careful with the salt, you may not need any extra. Info. I used dried navy beans — a whole pack — soaking them overnight (and rinsing before using! It will be…, My all-time favorite homemade pizza dough recipe, this recipe has been tried…, Hearty and filling with just the right amount of spice, this Bean,…. I’ll be making this again! This Navy Bean Soup … I think your best bet would be to just use the paste. So I was hoping to find some heartier (and healthier) homemade soups to try out. I cooked the bacon 1/2 way in the microwave & then put it in the pot and sauteed the onion with it to cook it through then took it out & cut it up. I make lots of soups, some that are pretty involved. Yummy idea! I usually have lots of onions, different pepper ends, pablono, cubenelle, green and red, carrots, celery, cilantro even asparagus ends in my freezer bag. I fried the onions first and used beans in molasses. (almost every day) My second batch was in the fridge and my hubby wasn’t eating it so I put it in portion size freezer bags and froze it! Keep that can by washing and drying it whenever you use it so you can measure things. this soup is perfect! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I can’t see the recipe on your site! Otherwise, I followed it as written. Tomato sauce is a simple sauce made of cooked tomatoes with usually just salt and minimal seasonings. If you use dried beans, rather than canned, it’s VERY economical. I have always loved soup. I made a couple of minor changes – I left more of the bacon grease in the pan when I cooked the veggies and I used a tablespoon of tomato paste instead of the tomato sauce. It is prefect exactly as written. I always save all my veggie ends in a freezer bag and when full I make a large pot of veggie broth. Top with bacon, coarsely crushed peppercorns and a drizzle of a good-quality extra-virgin olive oil. Hi Deborah, I just had to come back one more time to tell you that your soup is still on my rotation of soups. I think most cans are 15 ounces and a liquid measuring cup is 16 oz. Thank you. Thank you so much!! @ Walmart if you don’t have one) to pour the soup into the bags. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. We eat lots of homemade soup all year but mostly in the fall/winter. I would love to try it in the slow cooker, too. I used a whole bag of navy beans as I couldn’t find canned navy beans. I used low salt everything- even the bacon- and it tasted great! Just thought I’d share. Than you for sharing this recipe….I’ll never buy the canned stuff again! That girl can eat an entire can of soup for lunch herself. Bring to a bubble then reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for 1 hour. BEAN WITH BACON SOUP RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS: Add the chopped bacon to the pot over medium heat then cook until crispy. Made this today and it was proclaimed a keeper. I’m pretty used to the Cambles brand Bean with bacon which I know contains the concentrate, MSG, which I don’t like the idea of, but I like the savoryness it adds. Using a potato masher, carefully mash some of the beans in the soup to make it a little thicker, if … I bet you were/are part of that process—-ya think. I also added 8 oz of cherrywood smoked ham this time around. I heard it can help make the beans less gassy. (And for the record – I must have always loved the sweet and salty combination, because to this day, I love a peanut butter and honey sandwich dipped into my soup!). Thanks so much for the recipe, Deborah! (the only thing I changed was adding just a little more bacon..-about 3/4 pound). Thanks! Thanks for this idea! I also loved canned Bean and Bacon as a kid. Butter bean or lima bean, it's pretty much the same thing—although butter bean sounds a little more appealing to us. THANK YOU❤. The soup was a big hit! Simple and delicious, a definite keeper. I will definitely make this again!! Sounds delish! It comes in a small 8 oz can and is plain so it never changes the flavor of what I’m making. I haven’t made this with dry beans, so I’m not positive, but my best guess would be to cook the beans first and then add the specified amount to the recipe. , I’m so glad you loved it! Season to taste with salt and pepper. Do you think that will work? Made some corn muffins to go with it, am definitely making this again! Used a natural uncared bacon with no artificial ingredients, glad they make this now. Add the celery, the carrot, the beans, 4 cups of the broth, and 2 cups water and simmer the soup, covered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are tender. I kept one for chicken and one for beef. Next time I’ll add some smoked paprika instead. Add 4 cups of the broth, 2 cans of the beans, and the bay leaves to the pot. Thank you so much for sharing and posting the recipe. I love the idea of adding smoked paprika! This soup is delicious with so much flavor! I would probably just add a bit more salt or pepper. I ,too, loved this soup when I was young. I have only ever used canned tomato sauce for this recipe, but I’m sure that if you used a tomato puree that would work as well. Thank you! In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the beans, tomato sauce, chicken stock and onions. Gak—soup in a can. That is readily available in Australia. It’s flavorful, hearty and a true “keeper” that I will make again. I canned It for winter but I’m not sure It will last that long! Stir in the chicken broth and beans. I had to use navy beans because I could not find Great Northern Beans in Canada. Add in some tomato sauce and stir in the bacon – it’s the soup that blows that soup of my childhood out of the water. I made this for my family of 6 tonight & it was so delicious! Join my FREE recipe club to receive new recipes and dinner ideas straight to your inbox! I cheated and tasted already, I won’t add the tomatoes until this evening (I had to use roasted I had in the freezer, no sauce). I adjusted this recipe a tiny bit. Steve, put a plastic bag into a container then use a wide mouth funnel (find one in canning dept. Don’t miss a thing! For my soup, I knew I wanted actual smoked bacon, not liquid smoke or bacon that had been flavored with liquid smoke. I just bought a can of it too and thought it tasted like a chemical, I used to love it. Between the creamy beans, the cooked beans, the cooked veggies, the tomato sauce, the bacon and the extra tomatoes tossed in near the end, i was PERFECT. I’d give this 6 stars if I could! I am in a working relationship with Jones Dairy Farm, and this post has been sponsored. Just made this tonight and it was incredible. This is a lot fresher than the ones in the can, although I didn’t know any better then. 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