Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans in a large pot, cover with water and soak overnight; drain and rinse.
  2. Add water, garlic, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours.
  4. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp; remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Add onions and bell pepper to pan drippings; sauté until tender.
  7. Add to beans along with carrots.
  8. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  9. Add tomato sauce and parsley.
  10. Cover and simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the bay leaf before serving with reserved bacon crumbled on top.
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4 5

Loved the soup! I changed it a bit. I used canned beans and put in a hole package of uncooked bacon. Then just let it simmer.