About this recipe: This savoury and delicious soup warms the soul. Perfect for freezing.
This is a hearty and tasty soup I don't like smoked bacon so used unsmoked and used smoked paprika instead I also add thyme and normal paprika and cumin it's a filling and tasty soup and it freezes really well I sometimes add chilli flakes especially when the weather is cold a nice hunk of bread and butter to dip in....heaven in a bowl! - 14 Dec 2016
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 !!! - 01 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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! - 03 Jun 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)