Navy Bean & Bacon Soup (Canning)

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by bikerchick

I haven't made this in a few years, it makes for good gifts! Total time does not include for soaking beans overnight, but prep time includes a rough guess to prepping all the ingredients. Be sure to measure all ingredients exactly.

Top Review by busynursemom

I have canned this recipe several times and I love it. It's so nice to just open a jar for a quick dinner. I've use pinto beans instead of kidneys and it has always turned out perfect. No trouble with moisture and the bacon is perfect.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Notes: 1 medium onion is about a cup; 2 medium stalks celery is about 1 cup; 1 lb pkg carrots is about 4 cups; 5 medium potatoes is about 8 cups.
  2. Combine all ingredients except bacon and onion in large pot.
  3. Cook over medium heat until soft.
  4. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in skillet.
  5. Remove bacon and cook onion in bacon grease until soft.
  6. Add bacon and onion to bean mixture and heat until it simmers.
  7. Taste for salt and pepper.
  8. Remove bay leaves before putting in jars.
  9. Fill hot mixture into sterilized jars, filling to within 1" of tops of jars.
  10. Pressure can 1 hour at 10 lbs.

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