Yield
10 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans, and set aside.

Step 2

Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium- high heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan.

Step 3

Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add beans. Stir in chicken broth and remaining 5 ingredients. Crumble 6 slices bacon into soup. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

Step 4

Place 6 cups soup in a blender; process at low speed until smooth. Stir pureed soup into remaining soup in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated. Ladle into bowls. Crumble remaining 2 slices bacon, and sprinkle evenly over soup.

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