Bean Soup Recipes

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 390 Posts
July 11, 2011
Bean Soup


  • 1 1/4 cups dry pinto beans
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, cut up
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  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups browned hamburger


Rinse beans in 5 quart kettle. Combine beans and 3 cups water. Cover. Let stand overnight or bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Let stand 1 hour. Do not drain. Simmer covered for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain reserving 2 cups liquid.

In Dutch oven cook bacon until almost crisp. Add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender but not brown. Stir in the cooked pinto beans, tomatoes, rice, salt, paprika and pepper. Add reserved bean liquid and 2 cups water. Add meat, and bring mixture to boiling. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If soup is too thick, add water.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
November 17, 2009

This wonderfully thick soup takes only about 20 minutes and has a great flavor because of the curry powder and ginger.


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January 19, 2021

My husband, who says he hates bean soup, loved this, so that is saying something! This makes a big pot, so there is plenty to freeze and enjoy for future meals.

A pot of bean soup.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
July 18, 2008

Soak beans overnight in 6 cups water in large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients except tomatoes. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until beans are very tender.


February 22, 2008

Brown sausage in skillet. cut into bite sized pieces. Combine everything except the sour cream, in large pot and simmer for about an to make sure the flavors all blend well.


October 27, 2006

Recipe for Senate Bean Soup. In the morning, put everything in a large crock pot and turn on low for 8 hours, at least. The longer the soup cooks, the mushier the beans will be.


I usually mash about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cooked beans to make a nice, thick soup.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
November 7, 2012

If you love a spicy-tasting bean soup, you will love this! Very cheap and goes a long way!


May 1, 2012

Rinse beans. Place in dutch oven with water. Bring to boil over high heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer; covered, 1 1/2 hours or until beans are done.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
February 26, 2009

Soak beans and simmer. Mash half tender beans. Simmer ham for 1 hour in water just to cover. Remove meat from bone (should have 1-2 cups).


Cover carrots and celery with 2 cups boiling water; add onion. Cook until crisp tender.


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 277 Posts
October 17, 2006

Instead of mixing the beans together, you can layer the beans. Very pretty! Just use about 1/8 cup of each bean until you fill the container.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
November 4, 2011

This is a cool recipe. Very yummy because it gives a little bite to the flavor of the soup with the picante sauce in it.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
February 22, 2011

Soak beans in water to cover in bowl overnight. Place in saucepan. Cover with water. Cook for 2 hours or until soft. Add salt pork. Cook until tender. Add macaroni.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
November 2, 2009

Soak beans overnight. Drain and put in large pot with water or beef stock and ham hocks. Cook 3-4 hours. Braise onion in butter or margarine.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
October 22, 2009

Add salt to beans and cook until soft. Pour off water. Add milk, butter, pepper and more salt, if desired, and heat through. Serve with toasted bread crumbs on top.


November 17, 2008

Saute onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until transparent. You can also use any veggies you have in refrigerator. Add sliced kielbasa.


Then add tomatoes, white beans, rinsed, kidney beans, and garbanzo/fava beans. You can also use any beans and veggies in the cupboard.


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 361 Posts
February 18, 2008

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute onions, leeks and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Add beans, potatoes, 1/4 tsp. of thyme and 1-1/2 cups of vegetable broth; simmer 20 minutes.


September 28, 2005

This cholesterol-free tasty dish is virtually fat free and is prepared with only 1 tablespoon of oil for 16 servings.



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March 23, 2009

I made a huge pot of bean soup and burnt it. It has a horrible taste now. Is there any remedy? Thanks.

Debby from Maryland


March 24, 20091 found this helpful
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If you know you have burnt it, without stirring (which will mix up the burned stuff) pour off the main part on the top. Just DON'T STIR...that will mix it! You should be able to at least salvage the part that is on the top.


Once all is mixed from stirring, however, there is not much that can be done.

As another poster said, I use a crock pot for that type of cooking!

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May 20, 2011

I would like recipes for soups without meat, but with beans: black, red, white, on and on. It can be done in a crockpot or hand blended.

By Barbara Leviton


May 20, 20110 found this helpful

I've posted a link to this recipe before -- it's wonderful! It has no meat, and no added salt. Very flexible and forgiving. I've used canned beans or dried beans (adjusting cooking time). I've used veggies fresh from the garden, and I've added other veggies that I happen to have on hand.


I never use the blender on it. I like to offer lime wedges to squeeze over each bowl, and reduced fat cheddar and reduced fat sour cream. I've also had chopped up avocado to sprinkle over the bowls of soup. It's always good!

May 20, 20110 found this helpful

I make this soup all the time. Inexpensive, filling, and easy to make. It's made with lentils but you could substitute white beans if you prefer.

Lentil & Tomato Stew

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1-2 carrots, chopped
1 cup frozen or canned peas
1 medium potato, cubed
1 onion, diced
1/3 cup dried lentils

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