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Thank you RecipeZaar for featuring Tea Jenny as Chef of the Day--your soup recipes sound delicious, and this one proves they are. Fast, easy, and the soup looks and tastes so good. It goes into our soup rotation now, and I look forward to trying the others.
We loved this soup- filling and tasty on a cold night! Will definately be making this one again! Made for PAC Spring 2009.
This recipe was included in Book#228608. May 3, 2008 -- What a great recipe! Based on the other reviews, I doubled the recipe in order to freeze some, and I'm so glad I did. The smoky bacon is a wonderful addition to this delicious soup. I didn't add the olive oil and only used half of the fat from the bacon, but followed the rest exactly!! It's wonderful, Tea Jenny, and quick to make too!! Thank you for posting this terrific recipe.
Oh my.....this is great comfort food at its best! We were hungry for bean soup and I found this one. I made it exactly and would change a thing. The smoked bacon really puts this over the top. I served this with a garden salad and our meal was complete. I highly recommend everyone trying this. Thanks for sharing this winner, Tea Jenny.
SUPERB! I made this with some excess butter beans I had from my Butter me Up Baked Butter Bean, Bacon and Thyme Cassoulet. This soup was enjoyed with GUSTO by both of us this lunch time; I made it exactly as posted, with the exception of using fresh thyme instead of basil for a garnish - I have no basil at present. I used smoked lardons - I LOVE smoked bacon, and I think that this adds depth to this soup. It was an easy to make and very comforting soup - a meal in a bowl; we ate it with home-made crusty bread and had seconds! Thanks for posting such a wonderful soup recipe Tea Jenny - this has gone straight in to my "To Keep" recipe book! FT :-)