White Bean-and-Collard Soup

White Bean-and-Collard Soup Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Yield:

Makes 12 cups
Total time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Ingredients

2 thick hickory-smoked bacon slices
2 cups chopped smoked ham
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5 (16-oz.) cans navy beans
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 cups shredded collard greens
Hot sauce

Preparation

1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon.

2. Sauté ham and onion in hot drippings 10 minutes or until tender.

3. Add beans, next 6 ingredients, and 8 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Stir in collards; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Serve with crumbled bacon and hot sauce.

October 2010
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