Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 11 hr Ingredients 3 onions, chopped4 stalks celery, slicedsalt to tastepepper to taste1 teaspoon basil1/2 teaspoon thyme1/2 teaspoon sage20 ounces peas, Please Finish Reading
I love gumbo, soups, chilli and stews during the cooler months. Now that we got our shot of cooler weather today, I thought I’d post a nice yummy soup recipe.
Bean and Bacon Soup
4 strips bacon
1 large carrot, chopped (about ¾ cup)
2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 15 ½-ounce cans great Northern beans, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large Dutch oven or saucepan, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Let cool, chop, and set aside. Over medium heat, add the carrot to the pan drippings in the Dutch oven and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the celery, onion, and garlic, stirring well and cooking for 3 minutes more. Add the beans and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and, with a potato masher or large slotted spoon, partially mash the bean mixture until it thickens slightly. Stir in the parsley, salt, pepper, and bacon. Serve hot.
Tip: You can substitute lima, cannellini, or borlotti beans for the great Northern beans in this recipe.