old-fashioned bean soup with a modern twist

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By Lori Moore
from Enville, TN

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

serves 8-10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For old-fashioned bean soup with a modern twist

  • 1 Tbsp
    fat (oil, butter, bacon grease)
  • 3-4 c
    diced or chopped ham
  • 1 lg
    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
    pinto beans
  • 3- 15 oz can
    great northern beans
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 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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