Butter Bean Soup

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Author Notes:
This smooth and silky autumnal soup is perfect with a chunk of buttered, crusty bread and a mug of hot tea. Experiment with different beans to create an array of textures, colours and flavors. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/butter-bean-soup


Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 red onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 2 14-ounce cans of butter beans, drained and washed
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 teaspoons fresh oregano
  1. Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and fry for 10 minutes or until crispy. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.
  2. Add the onions to the same frying pan that cooked the bacon and fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, beans, and oregano. Bring to a boil, turn down, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup until smooth and top with chopped bacon rashers.

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