By Sue Lau on January 02, 2008
Photo by Annacia
Photo by Annacia
"By Winslow. Make sure your beans are fresh and haven't been sitting in the cupboard for months. As they get older, they tend to not cook very well and it is difficult to make them get tender or done. Serve with cornbread and hot sauce if you like. Sometimes I add a little minced onion on the top for garnish."
Serving Size: 1 (319 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Very simple soup with good flavor. I increased the amounts of carrots and celery to use up what I had on hand needing to add just a bit more water to give the broth needed. I blended up about 1/3 of the beans before adding the other veggies to make it a bit creamier. Will definitely keep this in my rotation of winter soups. Thanks."
"This soup turned out great. I did make a couple changes, I decided I wanted to make it in the crockpot after soaking the beans all day and cooked it overnight. I used more carrots, celery and onion, about a cup of each, and also added a minced jalapeno. These were things that I needed to use up. I enjoyed a bowl for a late breakfast and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this delicious, simple recipe."
"Excellent recipe! I add about 3-4 small gold or red potatoes to mine, and I always overdo the veggies as well. Great base, and it turns out wonderful! Such a cozy soup for the few cold days we get down here in TX! :D"
"My Husband and I thought this recipe was delicious ! I made a few changes, I omitted the bay leaf, carrot and celery. I also used 2 boxes of chicken broth instead of water. It made for a delicious broth. Thank you for the recipe."
"A great tasting soup that DH and I fully enjoyed. The simplicity allows the goodness of the beans to shine. My single suggestion for this recipe would be not to use a BIG bay leaf, lol. I tossed in the biggest one in the package (fresh from Penzey's!) and it was assertive. This is a perfect Fall/Winter soup and cornbread was a great go-along. Thanks Sue, I haven't made a navy bean soup in ages and we loved it. Made for Photo Tag."
"This is a good basic bean soup recipe. I like to add garlic, cumin,and potatoes cubed up small. If I don't have a ham bone I'll use smoked ham hocks or smoked neck bones. Sometimes I'll add a little green chile. Great for cold weather---DG"