By ms_bold on May 16, 2005
Photo by ms_bold
Photo by ms_bold
"From the February 2005 issue of Real Simple magazine. This is a quick comfort food for cold days. You can substitute lima, cannellini, or borlotti beans for the great Northern beans in this recipe."
Serving Size: 1 (252 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Delicious! I served this with cornbread."
"Used peppered bacon, and dry red beans I pre cooked. I also used the stock from par-boiling country style pork ribs the day before instead of water. This soup is great and easy to make. It got better the next day and better still a few days later."
"Yum, Yum! I love beans, and hence loved this soup! I made a few changes, using dried beans I cooked in a pressure cooker, using 4 cups of chicken broth instead of water, and then adding 4-5 TBS of potato flakes. Delish!"
"This was very good. A nice, easy alternative to traditional bean soup. You might want to wait on adding salt till the end. I suspected that the bacon might make it pretty salty so I left the salt out and then tasted it after it simmered a while and felt like it only needed a pinch."
"Delicious. I used veggie broth instead of water and added a few dashes of Frank's Red Hot at the end. Very yummy comfort soup."
"Yum! This was a 5 star for me. It was a cold winter day here yesterday and all I wanted was some comfort. This did it! I didn't have celery so I just added extra carrots and onion. I also used cannellini beans and chicken broth that needed to be used up and it was fantastic. A couple shots of tabasco on top made it even better. The only problem was that we ate all of it in one sitting. I will be making this again very soon. Thanks for a great recipe."
"Great soup. I did add some extra spices. Thanks."
"Excellent and easy recipe. I added a little more garlic and black pepper, a diced carrot, some onion powder and a couple shots of tobasco -- just because we like soup a little more savory/spicy. Served with warm Ital bread. Very good soup that was great on a cold evening!"
"Very good, I also omitted the water and used chicken broth, added a chopped up potato and more bacon. Thanks will make again."
"We found this to be very tasty. Very easy to make. Only change I made was I omited the water and added chicken broth for a more rickh taste. Excellent. I will be making this again."
"We enjoyed this soup though the recipe was modified. Due to a kitchen emergency I had to refrigerate the ingredients and start over later. Used olive oil instead of bacon drippings to saute veggies. Also, used green pepper instead of celery. Yummy, stick to the ribs - great lunch!"
"Very easy and pretty quick. Yummy hearty soup for a weeknight meal. Instead of water I used beef broth and left out the salt. Great served with a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for the recipe and I'll definitely be making this again."
"I made this on a bad headache day, and it was really good! Even my, "Eeww--bean soup?" husband liked it! Thanks for posting!"
"Very quick and easy with things you usually have around the house. Nice and thick, great for cooler weather."
"Hey man, This is not like the bean and bacon soup I love and am used to,but it DOES have a delicious flavor.I liked it a lt.Easy to make too. Darlene"
"I also cut this in half,we loved it!!Made it twice now.Thanks Linda."
"Pedro, you got my vote. This was just delicious and so easy. I cut the recipe in half and now I wish I had made more. Many thanks!"