Old-Fashioned Bean Soup with a Modern Twist

Lori Moore


This bean soup recipe is one of our favorites. It is so easy and quick on those rushed nights. I serve this with cornbread.


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    fat (oil, butter, bacon grease)
  • 3-4 c
    diced or chopped ham
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    diced celery
  • 1 c
    canned carrots
  • 6
    pieces bacon, crisped and crumbled
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 2- 28 oz can(s)
    pinto beans
  • 3- 15 oz can(s)
    great northern beans
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    onion powder

How to Make Old-Fashioned Bean Soup with a Modern Twist


  1. In the bottom of a soup pot, saute ham, onions, and celery in the fat/grease of your choice.
  2. When the ham is heated through and the onions and celery are translucent, add in bacon, and carrot, sauteing until the vegetables are heated through.
  3. Next, pour in undrained beans and stock. Flavor with seasonings, to your liking.
  4. Cook over medium heat until soup comes to a slow boil.  Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer 15-20 minutes.

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About Old-Fashioned Bean Soup with a Modern Twist

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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