Oh boy can I just tell you how deeelicious (no, it’s not a typo) this soup is? No? – Well then you’ll have to make it for yourself to find out just HOW delicious it is.
I NEVER need an excuse for making soup cause I LOVE soup. It’s just comfort food for me plain and simple. One of my sons’ refuses to entertain the thought of soup unless he’s sick and if you’re one of those, then by all means skip this one. You may want to reconsider though, this one has – wait for it – BACON!
Oh for the love of God! Is there anything better than bacon. Nope, didn’t think so.
People, this soup is ready in about an hour from start to finish, so there really is no excuse not to make it and most of you will have the ingredients on hand and if you don’t? Well get out there and get them!
These are the only ingredients you’ll need to make this soup:
Can it get any easier?
The only other things added to the ingredients above that my dense self-forgot to take a picture of are:
- the minced garlic cloves;
- the chicken bouillon cube (I use Knorr, it’s my favorite brand);
- the tomato sauce; and
- the celery leaf (a part that you might normally throw away, but I keep them frozen and throw them into all my soups or stews calling for celery cause I’m not really a fan of celery but love the taste it gives to food – does that make sense?) but you can totally use diced celery if you like.
While making this soup you’ll notice first the SMELL, oh wow, to die for! Then AGAIN, the smell and then finally, the TASTE! Yes, this is NOT your regular, open up the can, bean and bacon soup, so if you’re looking for that, well, keep looking.
Just a note: the bacon that I recommend you use is Applewood Smoked Bacon. Yes it costs a little more, but believe me when I say it’s worth it. This bacon just complements these beans so that the flavors meld without overtaking the whole soup (because if it did that it would be called Bacon Soup – yup don’t know if that would EVER work, I mean I love bacon, but I have my limits).
So make this soup TODAY and sit back and relax and enjoy the coziness this soup inspires. You may find that you’ll have it today, tomorrow and, if there’s any left, maybe the next day.
YES, it’s that good!
(Slightly adapted from Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup – Taste and Tell)
|Bacon and Bean Soup