Campbell's Bean with Bacon Soup

Campbell’s Bean with Bacon Soup
This bean with bacon soup by Campbell’s has been a long time favorite in many households. Now you can make it in your own kitchen –

Soak 2 c. navy beans overnight – drain – discard water.

Place in Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add:
6 strips bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
3 stalks celery, minced
3 medium carrots, minced
1 medium onion, minced
¼ - ½ t. thyme
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
6 c. water, more if needed**
2 c. ham stock, if available, decrease water** (adds to the flavor!)

Simmer about 3 hours – until beans are tender.

Remove 1 – 2 c. of soup and puree – return to pot.

Add:
1 T. wine vinegar
3 drops liquid smoke, optional
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Mix well.

Serve hot.

I have tried other copycat recipes for Campbell’s Bean and Bacon soup and none were right. I’ll try this one and let you know.

Brenda

I hope you enjoy it!

To read the can - Water, Pea Beans, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Bacon (Cured With Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), Carrots, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Modified Food Starch, Navy Bean Powder, Salt, Sugar, Dehydrated Onions, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast Extract, Pork, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Wheat Starch, Beef Extract, Smoke Flavoring - which will alter the flavoring some - my preference in strictly homemade.

I don’t like MSG and I try to avoid it as much as possible -

Other Names for MSG

MSG Accent
Autolyzed Plant Protein
Autolyzed Yeast
Aginomoto
Calcium Caseinate
Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Gelatin
Glutamate
Glutamic Acid
Hydrolized Plant Protein (HPP)
Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP)
Monopotassium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate
MSG
Natural Flavoring
Natural Meat Tenderizer
Sodium Caseinate
Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)
Textured Protein
Yeast Food or Nutrient
Yeast Extract

Also Could Have MSG

This is a list of foods that could be additives and often have MSG in them.
Annatto
Barley Malt
Bouillon
Broth
Caramel Flavoring (coloring)
Carrageenan
Corn syrup and corn syrup solids (partly depends upon process used)
Cornstarch
Dough Conditioners
Dry Milk Solids
Enriched
Fermented anything
Flavoring Seasonings (This does not always mean salt and pepper)
Flavors & Flavoring
Flowing Agents
Gums
Lipolyzed butter fat
Low or No Fat items
Malt Extract or Flavoring
Malted Barley (flavor)
Maltodextrin
Modified Food Starch
Milk Powder
Natural Chicken
Pectin
Protease
Protein fortified anything
Protease enzymes
Protein Fortified Milk
Reaction Flavors
Rice or Brown Rice, Syrup
Soy Protein
Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate
Soy Sauce or Extract
Spice
Stock
Ultra-pasteurized anything
Vitamin enriched
Wheat
Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate
Whey Protein or Whey
Yeast Nutrients

btw - Yeast extract has replaced monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a taste-booster in most processed foods because it appears to be a natural ingredient on food labels. However, yeast extract contains the same concentrated free glutamic acid as MSG.

also -
Yeast extract has replaced monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a taste-booster in most processed foods because it appears to be a natural ingredient on food labels. However, yeast extract contains the same concentrated free glutamic acid as MSG.