While I didn't find this exactly like the Campbells version, it is very close, and is an excellent soup. I will definately make it again.
wow!this is just like the campbells soup! it was my first attempt at bean soup and i will not be looking for any other recipes......i love it!!!
I made this recipe exactly the way it was written. The aroma was like bean and bacon and while the taste wasn't bad, it didn't taste anything like Campbell's Bean and Bacon, my all time favorite canned soup. So for me it was disappointing. My main problem was the bacon... who wants to eat big strips of boiled bacon fat? I cooked it with it then took it out before serving. There was no note what the others cooks did with it. There was also too much water, the soup was thin even after pureeing the 2 cups. Good try, but I'll keep on looking.
I used canned navy beans in this recipe and it was wonderful. Better than Campbell's!
I haven't tried this yet. I used to make this for a restaurant I worked at. We did not use liquid smoke, vinegar, or the tomato paste. We did use a can of Campbells vegetable soup. We used the kind with the alphabet noodles in it. We pureed it and added it toward the end.
Made this today in the slow cooker. While it taste fine I didn't think it tasted much like Campbell's. The beans themselves were soft but, the skins on the beans were tough. This is probably something I did or didn't do.
This is not exactly like the Campbell's version, but it is still very tasty. I added a little more smoke flavoring because I liked the flavor. Other than that, I followed the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
I really liked this soup recipe. Like other reviewers, I used canned navy beans. I also used red wine vinager (all I had) and used onion powder instead of onion. My husband thought this was great, but suggested I add some diced tomatoes and sliced sausage next time. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!