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Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup Recipe
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Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup

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"This savory and delicious soup warms the soul."

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Original recipe makes 6 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 15 mins

    7 hrs 35 mins


  1. Place the pinto beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 4 hours. Drain and rinse.
  2. Place the bacon in a large stock pot and cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the onion, jalapeno peppers, and carrots; cook and stir until the carrots are soft. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the drained beans, tomato sauce, garlic powder, cilantro, salt, and pepper; simmer until the beans are tender, 3 to 4 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2010

I've spent years trying to find a good Campbells Bean & Bacon soup clone - - - this is it! Made as directed and it was good. Tweaked it just a bit by noting the following: to keep your beans from staying too hard, don't add salt or tomato sauce until beans are soft; I did the ole "boil the beans for a minute, let sit for an hour" thing with fine results; Used a mixture of navy, northern, and pinto beans; puree apx 1/3rd of soup to give it more consistency; Outstanding flavor - my thanks for the recipe !!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 01, 2010

This could have worked well, but all those peppers was way too much for me. One, maybe even a half of one, would have been enough. Needs work.

Jun 04, 2009

Very good and very flavorful! My 3 year old scarfed it down. The only thing that differed was the beans took forever to become tender, but that always happens to me. Next time I will try it in the slow cooker. Thanks Buffy!

Jan 20, 2010

When I cook for the homeless, this recipe is easy and multiplies great! I usually make it with 10 lbs of dry pintos. I substitute turkey bacon and beef kielbasa for the bacon. Everyone loves this soup!

Jan 26, 2011

This was a very easy recipe...used green chiles instead of jalapenos (personal taste), my family loved it!

Nov 03, 2009

This recipe is great! I left out the cilantro and jalapeno for milder palates. It reminded me of my favorite "canned" soup I had as a child. I made the recipe as stated except used canned white beans instead of soaking and cooking the pintos. It was good, just a little too salty. Next time I used low-sodium broth, bacon, tomato sauce, and beans. What a wonderful recipe!!!

Sep 02, 2013

1. This soup was absolutely delicious! 2. When I made this I used 5 cups chicken stock almost 2 cups of beans, a whole large jalepeno, half a package of bacon, and almost a whole large can of tomato sauce. This turned out WAY too spicy. It also was not meaty enough and a bit watery. The beans also didn't cook in time advertised in the recipe.

Jan 02, 2010

I was skeptical that a recipe with such basic ingredients would be any good, but this soup is delicious! I didn't add the tomatoes until the end, when the beans were soft. I made a 1/4 recipe and only used one large pepper, but it was plenty spicy. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 13 g
  • 52%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1047 mg
  • 42%

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

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