Mom's Bean Soup Recipe

This is my mom’s soup recipe and it is utterly delicious. I have such fond memories of cuddling up next to a warm fire on a cold winter night with this soup and some crusty whole wheat bread rolls – absolutely yummy!

Soups are generally so quick and easy to prepare and because they freeze well it’s always a good idea to make a big pot full and save some in the freezer for those days when you really need a meal already prepared.

Beans are naturally low in calories, sugar and sodium. They are very low in fat, are cholesterol free and an excellent source of micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, folate and of course fiber.

Mom’s Bean Soup

  • 500g dried sugar beans
  • 1 big onion, finely chopped
  • 125g back bacon, trimmed of fat and chopped
  • 1½ litres beef stock
  • 500ml (2c) water
  • Few dashes of soy sauce
  • Few dashes of Worchester sauce
  • Salt to taste – if necessary

1. Soak the beans overnight, or in boiling water till they have swelled and are softish.
2. Fry the onion and bacon.
3. Add the soaked beans, stock and water.
4. Add the soy & Worchester sauces.
5. Add salt only once the beans are soft (after about 2 hours).
6. Cook on a low heat for about 2 ½ - 3 hours.

I do hope you try this recipe. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.
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