Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This soup is simple and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and reserve. Leave about 1 tbsp bacon fat in skillet. Add carrots, celery, garlic, and onion. Saute until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add salt, pepper, thyme, and tomato paste.
  3. Add beans, chicken broth, and water.
  4. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are done and soup is the consistency you like.
  5. Additional water can be added if it gets too thick. Partially mash before serving.
Most Helpful

i believe this is the soup i've been looking for. the test will be my 93 yr. old who's mom used to make it. i remember the bacon being fried and sauting the vegs. and the navy beans and tomaooe. thank you so much,chef 249610

swartzakitty July 28, 2006