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Hearty Bean with Bacon Soup

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This soup is inspired by my Mom’s home cooking. As a child, I used to love coming home on a cold, wintery day to a bowl of bean soup with corn bread. I’ve altered the recipe of my childhood to give it a boost of nutrition, and the following recipeis what I have come up with. It pairs very well with my Hearty Corn Bread. Enjoy!!

 

Hearty Bean and Bacon Soup

A healthy comfort food for a cold, wintry day.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Bean, Ham, Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. “Ham Beens 15 Bean Soup" or 4 Cans Navy Beans
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Chicken Soup Base
  • 2 Cups Carrots diced
  • 1 15 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes not drained
  • 1 Large Onion diced (1 Cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Bacon or Ham cooked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove and discard Ham Beens seasoning packet, and prepare on stovetop according to package directions.  Another option is to cook the beans on the [Bean/Chili] setting of an Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Drain beans, and add to a large pot on stovetop.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients  except for the Bacon, and bring to boil. Just a note on the bacon-- I like to use Hormel Real Bacon Pieces (Affiliate link) because they save me time and don’t smell up my kitchen. However, if we ever have leftover ham, I use that.
  3. Decrease heat to low, add bacon (or ham) and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve in bowls and let sit for 5 minutes before eating.
  5. Pair the soup with a serving of Hearty Corn Bread topped with butter and honey. 

Featured Products

(Includes Affiliate Links)

 HamBeens 15 Bean Soup

 

 Hormel Real Bacon Bits

 

 Instant Pot