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If you're looking for a hot, hearty, comforting meal, this Easy Bean and Bacon Soup is sure to satisfy.

Easy Bean and Bacon Soup

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 -3 servings


  • 8 ounces bacon ends and pieces cooked
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used Trader Joe's Cuban Black Beans)
  • 1 14 ounce can plum tomatoes, with juice (I used half of a 28 ounce can)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper as desired


  • Cook bacon according to post instructions. Set cooked bacon aside on a paper towel to drain and reserve a tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
  • Saute the onion, celery, and carrot in the bacon grease over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly brown, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except for the bacon. Cook over medium heat 20-30 minutes until the veggies are nice and tender.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the soup. This will thicken it up and make it more stew-like.
  • Top with bacon.