Trust Me You Will Love This Bean Soup Recipe

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My Bean With Bacon Soup Recipe

I keep a container of mixed beans on the counter at our house for the times when I don’t need something quick but I do want something economical and delicious and its a great fall recipe!  In this container  I have split peas, speckled beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and white navy beans.  I like to make this soup on a Sunday in the crock pot and that way its ready for dinner on Monday.   Beans are packed with protein and I really love the price tag myself but this is a recipe the whole family enjoys!


Beans, Bacon, Onion, garlic, water, homemade chicken bouillon cubes, homemade vegetable broth, thyme, salt, pepper, red pepper (all spices are to taste)

Process I follow

First I rinse the lb of beans.

Then I take the beans and cover them with water and place them on the stove to simmer for about 45 minutes.

While that is simmering I fry up about 6 slices of thick sliced bacon.

I place the following items in the crock pot and cover with 4 or 5 C. of water.

Once the beans are done simmering I place them in the crock pot.

2. Cups of Vegetable Broth (I always have

veggie or chicken broth in the freezer right now I have more veggie broth)

2 Chicken bouillon Cubes

Once the bacon is done chop up the bacon and add that too.  When pouring the bacon grease out of the pan reserve a little to fry up half an onion and 4 cloves of garlic that have been minced.  Once the garlic and onions are done throw them in the crock pot.

Pick some thyme from the herb garden if you have some if not (dried thyme will work fine)  I just happen to have some right now.

Once everything is in the crock pot cook for about 8 – 10 hours on low.  Your house will smell heavenly and the broth tastes a little like french onion soup!

Monday nights in our house are typically crock pot night you gotta’ love your crock pot and tonight because of this bean soup I am especially glad it is!  Try it and let me know how you like it.  This is really one of those recipes that truly could be categorized in the comfort food category or food for the soul.    If any of my directions are unclear let me know…..Have a great night and thanks for stopping by our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!

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12 thoughts on “Trust Me You Will Love This Bean Soup Recipe

  1. Thanks for stopping by. Really like the idea of having a jar of mixed dry beans like that. Will be giving this recipe a try very soon. My hubby loves bean soup, and this one sounds delicious.

    1. Cheryl having the beans right there in sight really does make it convenient! And a pretty addition to your kitchen especially if you have a pretty container! Mine is clear plastic and not especially beautiful but very functional! I enjoyed your blog and I will be back and thanks for hopping over!

  2. You got me with the bacon! Oh yum, I just love bacon! This soup sounds so tasty, I might have to try making something similar….but without the beans unfortunately, because as much as I love them they don’t love me! I’ll probably add some veges and a bit of ground meat to replace the beans. Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night!

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