Bacon & Bean Soup

Right, I know I’m overdosing on soups at the moment. Must be the sudden change in the weather. This is tasty stuff. You could add any vegetables you like to this; some pasta would be nice too.



  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 leeks, halved and sliced
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can mixed beans
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Dry-fry the streaky bacon in a non-stick pan, no need to add oil, until it’s golden.
  2. Add the leek and celery and fry on a moderate heat until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, beans, tomato purée, season well, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Before serving, season with freshly ground black pepper then mix in some chopped parsley and some grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 3-4.


2 Responses to “Bacon & Bean Soup”

  1. 1 aoife mc July 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    You can never over do it with these kind of stewy soups, love them! This looks particularly scrumptious. Would like a bowl of it right now, please and thanks 🙂

  2. 2 Felix Padilla July 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

    This is a lovely bowl of soup. I think I’m gonna try this.Thanks for sharing.

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