Easy Bean Soup

From Wayne Wallace

  

Wayne says itís getting to be that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping and the desire for a warm comforting bowl of soup would really hit the spot. He says to try his recipe for bean soup when you get that craving and want it now.

 

     6          strips Bacon, diced

     1          medium Onion, diced

     2          stalks Celery, diced

     2          15.8-ounce cans Great Northern Beans (3-1/2 cups)

     2          14-ounce cans Chicken Broth (4 cups - Swanson works well)

                 fresh ground Black Pepper - Salt or Seasoned Salt if desired but probably not needed

 

Brown diced bacon in a heavy pot.

 

Add onion and celery - saute until just tender.

 

Add beans and broth (if you prefer a thicker soup, start with 3-1/2 cups of broth and adjust as desired) - simmer for 20 minutes.

 

Adjust seasonings. Serve hot with crusty bread or crisp soda crackers. Serves 6 to 8.

 

Published Sep 26, 2006

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