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Simple Soup Bean Recipe

A very dear friend of mine shared this Simple Soup Bean Recipe with me many years ago. It’s a creamy, satifying, comfort food.

My longtime friend Glenna would make this simple soup bean recipe for dinner when I would visit on the weekends. She told me her momma always kept dry beans on hand. This dish was and still is inexpensive to make, and beans are a great source of iron and protein. Instead of bacon, her mom made hers with ham hocks, or nothing at all if money was extra tight. Even without the bacon, this dish tastes delicious.

Soup Bean Recipe

Simple Soup Beans

Simple Soup Beans Recipe

2 cups dry Great Northern beans
4 slices uncooked bacon chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup diced onion
6 cups of water
salt
pepper

Put all the above ingredients together in a large pot with a lid.

Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours.

Serve the Soup Beans with a big slice of crusty bread.

Simple Soup Beans Recipe

Servings 8
Calories 203 kcal
Author Diane

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Great Northern beans dry
  • 4 slice bacon uncooked chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped into small pieces
  • 6 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all the above ingredients together in a large pot with a lid.

  2. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours.

  3. Serve the Soup Beans with a big slice of crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Soup Beans Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 664mg19%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

On September 21, 2013, Glenna passed away after a long battle with an inoperable brain tumor. She was only 62.  Glenna and I spent much of our time looking for and shopping at yard sales. Glenna was a master wheeler-dealer at yard sales. I miss our long talks, and how much she cared about my mother and me. She would let me share my feelings without judgment. Glenna understood what it’s like to be a caregiver. I hope you enjoy Glenna’s Simple Soup Bean Recipe.

Note: I watch for sales and stock up on dry beans. Dry beans store beautifully sealed in a container and kept cool and dry.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Soup Bean Recipe”

  1. Debbie P says:

    This soup looks really good!

  2. Denise Low says:

    Thank you for sharing. We love bean soup in our house.

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