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Sooo good!! Made a couple of changes…added a ham bone, a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, smoked paprika and a few splashes of red wine vinegar at the end.
I’m so glad you liked it Louann!
Easy and delicious! Only change I made was adding more carrots and celery….. I like lots of vegetables.
I made this 100% vegan, simple swaps with no chicken chicken soup base (vegan), and 2 packs of tempeh. I used a little bit of smoked paprika and mesquite liquid smoke… great recipe, loved making it all vegan, it really is delicious!!!!
It was wonderful. My son even got seconds. He doesn’t always like soups.
Recipe is awesome, added a roux based cheese sauce to give it a little change of profile
Couldn’t I just puree half of the beans in my blender after soaking them overnight and before adding them to the rest of ingredients ?
Hi Jason, you mean purée some of the beans before you cook them? Perhaps you could do that in a food processor. The beans will still be rather hard even though they’ve soaked. They really need to be cooked to soften.
Holy cow. So good! I added spinach in and it was delicious.
I added mushrooms in with the onions and added small chunks of ham after I pureed it and it was DELICIOUS! I’ll be making again!!!
Oh my! I can’t stop eating it! I will be making this soup often. The only thing I changed is I used mayocoba beans and I added an extra tablespoon of tomato paste. Just delicious!!!
Excellent recipe that is very easy to make.
Very delicious! Thank you!!
Delicious! I’m eating it right now. I used smoked paprika and reserved the crispy bacon to stir into each serving immediately before eating (because boiled bacon is just not for me). Your recipe is great and it has just become one of my favorites. Thank you.
Made exactly as written. Absolutely delicious. Also made your cheese puffs, which made nice little dunking dumplings. Thanks for being my go-to site for repeatedly delicious recipes.
This is exactly how I make my soup and boy is it delicious. I do a few changes and that would be to add some fresh parsley and to swap out the tomato paste for finely chopped butternut squash and I use a ham bone and ham instead of bacon. Excellent soup.
I’m going to make this tonight, however I don’t know what type of paprika to use, Smokey, sweet, spicy, regular?
Hi Robin, we usually just use regular paprika, which is sweet paprika. If you want to add a smoky flavor to the soup, you could use smoked paprika. If you wanted the soup to have a spicy kick, you could use spicy paprika.
Everytime I try to cook with bacon, no matter how long I cook it in a soup or stew, the bacon just stays chewy and inedible, unlike pancetta, which becomes soft and tender. What am I doing wrong? Is there a particular kind of bacon that I should use?
First rain of the season today in San Francisco and I just found a bag of white beans in my pantry then googled “delicious white beans recipe”. The search ends here. I don’t have an immersion blender but I think I need to get one.
me either , I just took a potato masher to the whole batch until I was happy ..
Hi Elise, plan on making this over the weekend since it looks like we’ll finally have soup weather in Sacramento! Noticed a small oversight in the instructions which might trip up new cooks, shouldn’t the bay leaves be removed before you puree the soup?
Thanks for catching that Mark! I just put in the instruction to remove the bay leaves.
Absolutely delicious. Your recipes never fail!