Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup

Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup

36 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    3 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    7 h 35 m
Buffy Whitney
Recipe by  Buffy Whitney

“This savory and delicious soup warms the soul.”

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Original recipe yields 6 quarts



  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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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 !!!



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!



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!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 266 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 39.5 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1071 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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