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Echo Valley Bean Soup

"I came up with this recipe after sampling some excellent bean soup at a sandwich shop in a neighboring town," writes Patricia Crandall from Echo Valley Farm in Inchelium, Washington.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth


  • In a saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Set bacon aside; drain, reserving 1-2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute the onion and garlic until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, process tomatoes until smooth. Add to the onion mixture. Stir in pork and beans and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through. Stir in bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 307 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Joscy
    Feb 2, 2014

    Saving recipe since husband loves. loves bacon, which recipe has in it. Looks easy enugh to tssstogether.

  • kekabot
    Sep 14, 2009

    I used precooked bacon and just lightly browned it to have enough fat to saute the onions, garlic. Also used home canned stewed tomato mix - I add green pepper and onion. Initially, I didn't have high hopes for this recipe, but I had all the ingredients on hand, so I tried it and was pleasantly surprised. Try it, you'll like it. Great budget recipe as well.