This is similar to many canned versions of a bean and bacon soup, only using some fresh ingredients. It goes well with freshly baked corn bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the beans, tomato sauce, chicken stock and onions. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Using a potato masher, carefully mash some of the beans in the soup to make it a little thicker, if desired. Add the bacon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 13.5g 27% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 1237.2mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
The family enjoyed it. My son said it had a little too much bacon but it was good. I cooked the onions before adding them to the soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/01/2008
I know this is not consistent with the other reviews but I have to be honest. I fried the onions first and used beans in molasses. Not using the ranch style beans may have been where I went wrong but all we could taste was spoonfuls of tomato sauce and beans with some bacon chunks. The soup was very acidic and the taste was not enjoyable. Read More
(6)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
The family enjoyed it. My son said it had a little too much bacon but it was good. I cooked the onions before adding them to the soup. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
I decided to be creative with this so bare with me here. I cooked the bacon 1/2 way in the microwave & then put it in the pot and sauteed the onion with it to cook it through then took it out & cut it up. Since I have not seen ranch style beans since I was in Texas in 1995 and because I thought this was going to be like maybe campbells bean & bacon soup I decided to wing it and use pork & beans (ha). I also had (left over from another recipe) 1/2 can of tomato sauce & 1/2 can of tomato paste that I had mixed together & used that. I did manage to use the regular chicken broth and added a little water (due to the addition of the paste). Over all it was pretty good not exactly like any canned bean & bacon that I've had but it went together well with grilled cheese. Thanks Lyndell. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
excellent tasting added potato flakes to desired thickness bacon was left as halved - sorry i didn't cut the bacon up more. but family enjoyed the recipie - i did too and will definately make it again - also added frozen pkg of corn - all in all it was delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2005
Very good soup Lyndell! I used pinto beans and instead of the tomato sauce I added a can of diced tomatoes with chiles. Onion and garlic powder black pepper and a bit of liquid smoke gave the soup a really good flavor. I pureed most of the soup in my food processor to really thicken it up. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2007
3 stars for being relatively quick(aside from the bacon) and easy. The taste was fairly good but much too salty. If I made it again I would substitute plain water for one of the cups of broth to eliminate some of the saltiness and use pre-cooked microwave bacon to make it a true quick and easy soup. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
03/01/2008
I know this is not consistent with the other reviews but I have to be honest. I fried the onions first and used beans in molasses. Not using the ranch style beans may have been where I went wrong but all we could taste was spoonfuls of tomato sauce and beans with some bacon chunks. The soup was very acidic and the taste was not enjoyable. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
great base. however i sauted the onion first in with the mostly cooked bacon. then did what the recipe said. at the end i added about a tablespoon of cane sugar (my brown sugar sub.) tabasco and black pepper. was great! esp. with grilled cheese..as mentioned by another reviewer. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2007
I was very pleasantly surprised with this recipe. The cupboards were bare & I didn't feel like going to the store. I had to cook mine longer because my husband doesn't like crunchy onions. Also took another reviewers suggestion & threw in some potato flakes. Served with homemade bread & had an easy tasty meal. This was only enough for my husband & me (with a little bit left over) so either we are big eaters or this doesn t make a lot. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2006
A quick and easy soup with a good taste. Read More
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