Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Campbells Bean with Bacon Soup

This is the first homemade soup recipe that I have ever made! And let me tell you it will get made so many more time throughout my life. I have always LOVED Campbell's bean with bacon soup but realizing how my sodium those condensed cans of soup have in them scared me a little. I decided to make my own. And wow it was totally worth it. This recipe was my base but I made my own tweaks throughout. 
You'll need
1 lb bag of navy beans
4-5 slices of bacon
1-2 carrots minced
1-2 celery stalks minced
1 medium onion chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz) chicken broth 
2 cups water
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 small can of tomato paste. 
salt and pepper to taste.

1. In a pot you plan on cooking the soup in, fry bacon on both sides not crispy. 2. Remove bacon, leave grease behind. Add carrots, onions, celery cook over medium heat and stir. 5-7 minutes. 3. Add beans, broth, water, and bay leaves. Partially cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours. 4. Chop bacon into tiny peieces. Add bacon and tomato past to soup. Cook another 20 minuets or so. 5. Blend 2 cups of the soup in a blender. Add back to pot and stir. 

Let the soup simmer longer if the beans need to get softer. 
This recipe takes a while and it a good little project for a Sunday afternoon. But the directions are pretty simple and once again totally worth it. It is so yummy. I really hope you guys try this recipe if you like bean with bacon soup with will not be disappointed.
love, Carlee

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  1. This sounds and looks so great! I'm gonna put this on my recipe-to-do-list! You also made very pretty pictures:)!

    Love your blog!
    Love from the Netherlands!
    xo Rosie

  2. looks delish especially on a chilly day

  3. I bought all the ingredients to make this today! thanks for the soup-spiration, we will be enjoying it in our wee Seoul apartment as the snowflakes yet again fall this February!


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