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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.

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Credit: James Carrier

Recipe Summary test

Makes 15 cups; 6 to 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; calories from fat 18%; protein 26g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 2.4g; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 12g; sodium 257mg; cholesterol 9mg.