Cooking 101: Savory Navy Bean Soup
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  • 1 lb dried, uncooked beans (navy, cannellini or other white bean)
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1-2 carrots, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 slices uncooked bacon
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Place beans in a large stockpot and cover with water overnight for 6-8 hours.
  2. In the morning, rinse beans well and pour out soaking water.
  3. Fill stockpot with all the ingredients, bring to a rapid boil, then turn down to medium low heat and let it simmer for 1.5 – 2 hours. (If the liquid evaporates, just fill with more to cover beans.)
  4. *Tip: When I freeze the leftovers, I pull out the bacon fat and leave the cooked bacon pieces for flavor.
Recipe by Faithful Provisions at