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Sunday, 7 June 2009

Baked Bean Soup

It got rather chilly yesterday. Spect it was the rain. Funny how a little rain can do that. We had to have the fire on for a time to warm things up in here. Rainy days are soup days. Soup has always equated warmth and comfort to me. Perhaps it's all those Campbell's Soup commercials I grew up with. There was always a child walking home from school in the rain, all cold and wet, only to be greeted by his mum at the door with a hot bowl of Campbell's Soup waiting on the table, usually chicken noodle. But . . . I digress . . .

I accidentally took a package of home baked beans out of the freezer the other day, thinking they were chicken in sauce. Yesterday with all the cold and rain I decided to turn them into a delicious soup. This really was wonderful and filling and oh-so-very-comforting.

The recipe is from my Fanny Farmer Cooking School cookbook. (I call it Old Reliable) That Fanny Farmer sure knew what she was doing.

*Baked Bean Soup*
Makes 8 cups
Printable Recipe

This is a truly delicious soup, using simple ingredients. Quick to make, and very simple, you can have it on the table in about 35 minutes or so. I have never tried it with tinned baked beans but I expect they would taste pretty good done up this way as well.

4 cups baked beans
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups tinned tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp mild chili powder
6 cups water
freshly ground black pepper

Put 3 cups of the baked beans, the onion, celery, tomatoes, chili powder and water into a large pot. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered for about 30 minutes. Using a stick blender, puree until smooth. You can also use a potato masher for a slightly coarser texture. Add the reserved baked beans. Reheat, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve ladled into hot soup bowls for a delicious lunch time treat.


  1. I imagine this would be good!
    Another Campbell's soup commercial kid here:)

    Now the thought of canned soups.. scares me:)

    I love your LM Montgomery quote.
    I have wondered that.June is the best here in QC.

  2. Soup on a cold, rainy day... perfect! Love this recipe. :o) Campbell's Soups are great, not quite homemade, but they do in a pinch of when needing some nostalgia ;o) Happy Day, sweet friend. Talk to you later! LOVE YOU ((BIG HUGS))

  3. Hey hey hey - another recipe that my Slimming World regime will allow me to make a pig of myself with! You may well find out tomorrow whether or not this works with tinned beans!

    love, Ange, xx

  4. You're right yesterday was the perfet day for warming soup.

  5. I love bean soup and this one looks absolutely amazing :)

  6. I love the sound of this! How depressing is the weather, though. It's pouring here right now. Feels like November.

  7. I was making "stovetop baked beans" only to find them too watery, so I googled, "baked bean soup." As a fellow Canadian, I'm ever so happy to find your food blog, and hope to be a frequent visitor!

    Say, have you run across any similar blogs about Canadian cuisine?

  8. There are a few out there Mission Musings. Two of my favourites are:



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