Tomato, Bacon & Bean Soup

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by JustJanS

My New Zealand SIL's recipe. We love it for lunch on a weekend, and are more likely to eat it in Spring or Autumn than the dead of winter.

Top Review by Daydream

Not too heavy, not too light, a nice blend of flavors and easy to prepare. As Jan S says, this is perfect for spring or autumn eating. I made it with already-prepared chicken stock (straight off the supermarket shelf) and the fresh herbs as suggested by Jan, and most of the ingredients are almost always on hand. Thanks cobber!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the onion and bacon until the onion is softened.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and break them up in the pan.
  4. Add the chicken stock and herbs and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the herb sprigs, add the beans and cook for about 5 more minutes to heat through.
  6. Add the Tabasco and pepper to taste.
  7. Sprinkle liberally with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve with shaved parmesan and crusty bread.

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