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My Navy Bean Soup Recipe
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My Navy Bean Soup

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"A delicious rich and colorful soup. Good for a cool autumn evening."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    4 hrs


  1. Clean and sort the beans. Place them in a large bowl with water to cover and soak for 3 hours.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the beans and the chicken stock and allow to simmer.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until onion is caramelized. Add this mixture to the pot.
  4. In the same skillet over medium high heat, saute the bacon for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is crisp. Drain the grease and add the bacon to the pot. Continue to simmer the soup over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender and the soup has thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2007

This recipe is very easy and tastes great! I used ham instead of bacon and didn't use the carrots. My family doesn't like cooked carrots. I also added 2 Bay leaves. It was wonderful. My family loved it. I will definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2007

i made this and i used 4 cans of chicken broth and it had a great taste however..i like my beans thick and not like soup so i let it boil down abit...and it was so salty we could hardly choke it down..and i like salt..i will make this again but i will use low sodium chicken broth to see if that will help...thanks for sharing m

Mar 13, 2003

My mother used to make the best soup a long time ago. I searched for several recipes that could compare but there weren't any. til now, and i think it's better!

Dec 03, 2003

Good basic soup recipe. I ended up making mine in the crock pot so I did not soak the beans first. Also, mine ended up a little salty so I added a cubed potato.

Mar 13, 2003

This was good. But I prefer a pure navy bean taste. The chicken broth overpowers the taste of the navy beans.

Jan 22, 2007


Jan 25, 2004

I found this recipe to be very inexpensive to make. To reduce some of the fat I drained the bacon, and used olive oil to saute the onions and carrots. It's a pretty straight forward recipe, and my friends love it!

Aug 29, 2002

I made this soup but substituted. I diced up left overs from a spiral Ham and added a few diced up potatos too. It came out great!


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 15 g
  • 60%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 996 mg
  • 40%

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

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