I love making soup, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the different kinds of soup recipes you can create. Whenever I make this 15 bean soup recipe I always plan on making a little extra. It freezes well and is perfect for those cold winter nights, school lunches and when you want to bring soup over to help out a sick friend.
My son Zach absolutely loves this bean soup. Whenever I pull out the big soup pot, his eyes light up and he asks if I am making his favorite bean soup and is always hopeful that the answer is yes.
You can find the bean mix in the bulk aisle or in the soup aisle by the beans, it usually comes in a plastic bag complete with a “flavoring” packet. The flavoring pack is suspect as far as I am concerned, so I toss the flavoring pack in the trash. If the flavoring packet is dairy free, than it is totally optional.
The beans will need to soak overnight so make sure you plan ahead.
You can use 1/2 lb. of bacon if you do not have ham available. It works just as well. If using bacon, dice the bacon into 1 inch pieces and add to the soup pot before the onions and celery. Cook for 10 minutes or until the bacon is thoroughly cooked but not crispy. Drain the grease from the pot and then follow the directions accordingly.
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