Real Simple Bean and Bacon Soup

Real Simple Bean and Bacon Soup created by Ms B.

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.

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  • In a large Dutch oven or saucepan, fry the bacon until crisp.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Let cool, chop and set aside.
  • Over medium heat, add the carrot to the pan drippings in the Dutch oven and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the celery, onion, and garlic, stirring well and cooking for 3 minutes more.
  • Add the beans and 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and, with a potato masher or large slotted spoon, partially mash the bean mixture until it thickens slightly.
  • Stir in the parsley, salt, pepper and bacon.
  • Serve hot.
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"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."

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  1. violetsareblue
    Super simple and easy but so good! I added more garlic and bacon but otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I added a few dashes of hot sauce in my own bowl (my little girl doesn't do spicy) and it was amazing! Thanks!
  2. Jazz Lover
    Delicious! I served this with cornbread.
  3. Nancy C.
    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.
  4. Fit2bthaifan
    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!
  5. Fit2bthaifan
    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!
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