Bean with Bacon Soup

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20 Responses to Bean with Bacon Soup

  1. Anna B says:

    Oh, I love bean with bacon soup! I have a couple cans of it in my cupboard!! Such delicious memories from my childhood, with lots of those little soup crackers!

    I’m going to have to try your version Donalyn, it looks delish!!

  2. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Anna – hope it holds up well to your memories too!

  3. Dew Drops says:

    I still love Bean and Bacon soup, Campbell’s version! I have made this soup from scratch, but I still get all comforted by the canned version! I think its the salt content!

  4. Donna says:

    The Piggery isn’t too far away from us, so I think this weekend we may need to drive to Ithaca! Thanks for the info and I can’t wait to try this recipe too.

  5. Donalyn says:

    Hi Lorna – how nice to see you! I agree that there is a huge comfort factor in the childhood favorite – in a school lunch it was like a little bit of home that came to school with you.

    Donna – Even without having a CSA, I think you can find a whole lot of great stuff to try. Their sausage is also really good.

  6. Kate says:

    This looks really good, Donalyn. And it’s free of wheat. *sigh* Went off wheat almost 3 weeks ago and what a difference. My clothes are beginning to fit again. I don’t have the crazy cravings I had before. And I’m trying to navigate a whole new way of eating. So this soup is a good thing.

  7. Donalyn says:

    Heya Kate – I saw that you were going gluten-free. This soup would fit right in!

  8. ErinCroutons says:

    I too loved the canned bean with bacon soup! I’m also on this new don’t-eat-processed-junk-out-of-a-can kick so this is a great recipe to try. :)

  9. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Erin – and welcome!

  10. Oh my word, this looks eight hundred times more appetizing than the stuff that comes out of the can. Of course, I’ve also been scarred for life watching my dude’s brother eat the condensed stuff directly out of the can. With a spoon. Scarred. For. Life.

    This, on the other hand, is going directly on top of the new recipes pile.

    PS – love your bacon cooking instructions. You can’t rush rendering!

  11. Donalyn says:

    Regan – I remember being scarred permanently from watching guy friends in college eating any number of cold-from-the-can items. Of course sometimes that wasn’t such a bad thing.

  12. Joline says:

    Donalyn, so just to be sure, the dry beans do not need to be soaked or boil before adding. This recipe seems very delicious, though I have never had the Campbells soup version. Joline

  13. Donalyn says:

    Hi Joline – you are correct – the beans do not have to be soaked first. Pintos are pretty fast cooking beans.

  14. Kat says:

    That bean with bacon recipe sure looks delicious, I bet my nephews would love them! I’d like to try this recipe and maybe this will be a new family favorite! It also helps that some of the ingredients are all grown in our garden, this will be great!

  15. Donalyn says:

    I hope you like the recipe – let me know how it goes for you!

  16. emiglia says:

    I never had the canned stuff growing up — we were partial to Spaghetti-Os — but this looks like a great recipe to make a whole vat of and freeze, to thaw out on winter afternoons. Do you have any experience freezing this soup? Does it work well?

  17. Donalyn says:

    Emiglia – I think freezing it would work quite well. I haven’t frozen this specific soup, but have done so with other bean soups many times and it worked with no problems. Let me know how it works for you, ok?

  18. Gordon Rigg says:

    Like the look of the recipe. I’m vegetarian so would need to swap the bacon for some sort of spicy vegetarian alternative. If I rewrite the recipe as a veggie version perhaps I’ll send it to you!

  19. Donalyn says:

    Hi Gordon – it would not be that difficult to turn this into a vegetarian soup – just leave out the bacon, and use a vegetable oil of some kind to saute the vegetables. You could ramp up the smokiness a bit with smoked paprika, chipotles and maybe even some liquid smoke. It is not a particularly spicy soup as it is written here, though of course adding chipotles would spice things up a lot!

  20. Roberta says:

    This is looking fabulous, as your recipes always do. And look at me – printing the recipe to save! [love those new printable recipes, Donalyn]

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