Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup

    7 hours 35 min

    This savoury and delicious soup warms the soul. Perfect for freezing.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1kg dried pinto beans, washed
    • 500g bacon, cut into small pieces
    • 175g diced onion
    • 6 green chillies, seeded and diced
    • 3 carrots, minced
    • 3L chicken stock
    • 425g passata
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr15min  ›  Extra time:4hr  ›  Ready in:7hr35min 

    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, chillies and carrots; cook and stir until the carrots are soft. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Stir in the drained beans, passata, garlic powder, coriander, salt and pepper; simmer until the beans are tender, 3 to 4 hours.

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    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)