Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Bean with Bacon Soup

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BEAN WITH BACON SOUP!!

My absolute favorite Campbell’s soup growing up was bean with bacon.  I spent some time trying to reproduce the flavor from scratch and finally came up with this final recipe.  Yes.  It includes a LOT of bacon but then, anything with bacon, is enhanced with MORE! 🙂  If you’re watching your diet, just give yourself a treat once in a while. You won’t be sorry!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 61 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.


[Serves 6]

1 bag white beans
1 tsp. thyme
1½ tsp. crushed garlic
½ lb. raw, chopped bacon
2 carrots, chopped
2 cups tomato juice **
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 tsp. liquid smoke
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp. salt
2 T. brown sugar

In crock pot, soak white beans overnight in water 2 inches over top of beans.  In morning, add enough water to recover beans back to 3 inches above.  Add rest of ingredients and cook in crock pot all day.

*  Recommend making this soup first time with you at home to make sure beans don’t absorb all of the water and burn.  Have made this one all over the country, and differing altitudes and moisture levels do affect results.

**  If tomato juice is unavailable, you can replace 2 cups of tomato juice with 2 small cans of tomato paste and 2 cups water.

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