My Navy Bean Soup


A delicious, rich, and colorful navy bean soup flavored with chicken stock, bacon, onion, and more. A perfect dish for a cool autumn evening.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans

  • water to cover

  • 7 cups chicken stock

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ pound bacon


  1. Clean and sort beans. Place them in a large bowl with water to cover and soak for 3 hours.

  2. Combine beans and chicken stock in a large pot over medium heat and allow to simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, melt margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots and onion and sauté until onion is caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add this mixture to the pot.

  4. Sauté bacon in the same skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease and add bacon to the pot. Continue to simmer the soup over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender and the soup has thickened.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
26g Fat
40g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 996mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 871mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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