bacon and bean soup

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By Connie Brannen
from Live Oak, FL

We had a community soup dinner and there were two soups cooked.Bacon and Bean Soup and Hamburger Vegetable Soup,guess which one was in the cast iron dutch oven?Now guess which one came home empty!I was really proud of this soup and so was everyone else.

serves 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon and bean soup

  • 1 lb
    dry navy beans
  • 9 c
    water
  • 1 pkg
    bacon, uncooked
  • 1/2 lg
    chopped onion
  • 1 stalk
    chopped celery
  • 4 md
    chicken buiollion cubes
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 c
    chopped baby carrots
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How To Make bacon and bean soup

  • 1
    Use a medium to large heavy pot.I only cook in steel or cast iron pots and pans.Add package of beans(AFTER)you have went through them for rocks and sand.And also rinsed them off.Put in pot then add 9 cups of water.
  • 2
    Bring to a boil and turn off heat.Let set for one hour.Next pour off water and rinse beans off.Put back into cooking pot and add 4 cups of water and boil for 30 minutes.Watching that you do not run out of water in the pot.If so,add back in by a cup each time.
  • 3
    Fry up bacon with chopped onion,celery and a cup of chopped baby carrots.Have a boiling cup of water and add in the 4 cubes of chicken bullion,now lessen the amount of bacon grease,if you have lots of it.Pour all this into pot of beans,add more water as you continue to cook over #5 (medium heat)only by the cup full at a time,as you want this soup to be thick.Continue cooking till done,stirring all the time.
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