Smoky Bean Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by WI Cheesehead

This is a recipe from my dad's vegan cookbook. My sister used to be vegan, so he made it up for her and the rest of us, if we wanted to try the recipes. Time does not include soaking overnight. You can do the quick soak method, but may have to cut down the first cook time to 1 hour. If your family is like mine, I would puree the whole thing after it's done, LOL! Then they can't complain about the beans!

Top Review by BumblingBs

I'm always glad to follow Kumquat the Cat's Friend. We seem to need to sit down and eat together. I love smoke and beans combined. This is freshly made, and it is just what I expected and lovely. Serving it with cornbread, and feeling really good about ushering in my favorite eating season, autumn. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight in triple the amount of water, rinse well, and wash again.
  2. In a large soup pot, place vegetable stock and beans, and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, covered, until beans are tender and start to become mushy.
  3. Add thyme, salt, carrots, onions, celery, pepper and liquid smoke to taste, and simmer for 30 more minutes, covered, stirring several times to prevent scorching on the bottom of the pot.

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