Photo: James Carrier
Makes 15 cups; 6 to 8 servings

The classic winter soup recipe, Great Northern Bean, is filled with hearty beans, bacon for flavor, and an assortment of vegetables and spices for a hearty meal that's sure to warm you up.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, frequently stir bacon until almost crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Discard all but about 2 tablespoons fat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic.

Step 2

Stir often until vegetables are limp, about 15 minutes. Add oregano, chili, broth, beer, pepper, Worcestershire, and beans. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer to blend flavors, 20 to 30 minutes. Add cilantro, then salt to taste.

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