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Kidney Bean Soup Recipe

Kidney Bean Soup

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"This is a good hearty soup that is delicious served over rice. An all time favorite of my husband's. This soup gets very thick the next day, so you might want to add more water then. Enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 55 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place meat, carrots, celery, and tomatoes in a large pot over medium heat. Fill with water to completely cover meat, almost to the top of the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 90 minutes.
  2. In a frying pan, fry chopped onions until browned; put aside.
  3. To the soup pot, add kidney beans with their liquid, potatoes and fried onions; cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add the beef bouillon cubes, and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2008

This was really good. I browned my pork chops first in a little garlic and olive oil in a dutch oven pan, then added 1 cup of tomato sauce I had left over from Pasta Fagioli II soup I made last week (also from this site and also really good!),then I added a few diced cherry tomatoes, carrots, celery and 8 cups of water. I went ahead and added the beef bouillon at this point. I then added 3 (15.5 oz.) cans of kidney beans and the onions which I had sauteed in Olive oil and, ofcourse, the potatoes. I took other reviewers advice and shredded my pork chops and added some cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit. I maybe added 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper since you can season at the table. This is a nice soup and I am guessing it would be pretty yummy over rice. I chose to add 8 cups of water to have more of a soup consistency but I can see if you wanted a stew you could use less water and maybe even lightly flour the chops to thicken the broth a bit. Thank you for sharing this simple yet tasty recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2010

Bland. Not a favourite


20 Ratings

Jul 23, 2003


Feb 18, 2006

Excellent, but I made too much because of the way the directions were worded. "Large pot" was very vague when there is no measurement listed for the amount of water to add. Regardless, we will enjoy having the leftovers tonight!

Aug 08, 2012

This soup got better and better. I loved it!

Feb 19, 2009

I thought this was a great cold day soup. I substituted 2 cups cooked white rice for the potatos and it was very hearty and yummy. My teenage son couldn't get enough after diving practice!!!

Jun 21, 2008

AMAZING RECIPE! i actually used it as a starting point...I added some sweet potatoes, rosemary, a little chili pepper, some red wine, and actually, i added about a tsp of cloves. It was so good!

Jun 27, 2007

Excellent! I've made this several times-always a hit! Very comforting soup-it tastes like a pork roast!


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 11 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 627 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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