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So you would like to know how to make Bean and bacon soup recipe! It is not hard, follow the steps below and enjoy your own creation. Check our books section as well!

bean and bacon soup

Rather than soaking the beans ovemight you can use the quicksoak method. Cover the beans with cold water and bring them to the boil. Let them boil for 23 minutes then cover and remove from the heat. Leave to soak for an hour then nnse cover with fresh water and cook as usual.

olive oil
1 large onion peeled and chopped
75g bacon or pancetta finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 large carrot scrubbed and finely chopped
250g dried beans cannellini flageolet borlotti etc soaked
bay leaves thyme sprigs etc
any spare chicken or ham bones you may have
1.5 litres of water
50g small dried pasta such as orzo
garlic mayonnaise grated Parmesan cheese or pesto to serve

Pour a little oil in a large thick bottomed saucepan just enough to cover the bottom.
Add the chopped onion and cook over a moderate heat until it softens then add the bacon and garlic celery and carrot.
Continue cooking for a few minutes until the bacon is golden and the vegetables are soft then stir in the soaked beans and the herbs.
At this point add any chicken bones or ham bones you may have around they are not essential but will enrich the broth.
Pour over the water and bring to the boil.
Cover with a lid turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add salt and a little more liquid if it appears to need it then continue cooking for a further 30 minutes until the beans are quite soft.
They may need a little longer depending on the age of your beans.
Lift out at least a couple of ladlefuls of beans and liquid and puree it in a blender.
Return the mixture to the soup and add the pasta.
Simmer for 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked then serve hot with bread a dollop of garlic mayonnaise and a bowl of grated Parmesan cheese or pesto sauce by the side.

This Recipe Serves 4

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