Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Spicy version of my Senate Bean Soup. Freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to paper toweling.
  2. Sauté celery and onion in bacon drippings until tender.
  3. Add garlic; cook to fragrant.
  4. Place beans, water, broth, onion mixture, and ham in crock pot.
  5. Add seasonings and combine well.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  7. Just before serving, extract about 1 cup of beans; mash well; and return to crock pot. Stir to blend.
  8. Add crumbled bacon.
  9. Serve with skillet cornbread or cheese crackers.


Most Helpful

GREAT SOUP! I cooked this on the stove in a 5QT soup pot doubling the recipe. It was fabulous and VERY filling! On the stove top it only tk an hr until it was ready to serve. I served it w/party bread and a Chablis.

Tallie in Pacific NW April 05, 2010

Another tasty, easy and economical soup, Caroline! Made in the crock pot using homemade chicken stock and half navy beans, half red kidney beans. I did feel like a bit of extra zing, so added just a smidgen of oyster sauce and sweet thai chili sauce at the end. Lovely - Thank you!

Shazzie June 15, 2008

I made a couple of amount changes to this recipe and simmered it on the stove top over low heat for 3 hours, this was made for my chili-loving Ds who gave this 5 stars all the way, thanks for sharing Caroline!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz March 14, 2007

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