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.
Most Helpful

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.

Rachwats March 11, 2004