Bakin’ With Bacon In Baconia

Greetings from the kitchen at the Castle Baconia…..I am your King – and I have taken over the kitchen for another Saturday Bacon Delight Recipe!

Yes I intend to continue sharing bacon deliciousness in this new year and as we all know, there are plenty of recipes to go around for years to come.    Some of the recipes I bring to you are oldies but goodies and some SOUND crazy but they are always yummy.   This week’s is a “staple” around our house…………!!

Bean With Bacon Soup (yes….a classic!)



1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans

  • 9 cups water
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon



  1. Boil the beans in 9 cups of the water and then let sit for one hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon to your desired texture (it can be soft or crisp, whatever you prefer) and drain except for 1/4 cup grease. Coarsely chop the bacon.
  3. Add the onions and celery to the reserved grease and bacon and saute until soft, do not drain. Add the chicken base or cubes, 4 cups water, beans, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and cloves, and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice. Serve.


You better believe it.    Dad starts a big old fire in the morning in the fireplace – Mom starts the soup pot going with all these delicious aromas wafting through the house and I, King Teddy, get my little bit of bacon to chew on all day if I like because – after all – I am the KING!!!!!

Anyone for bean with bacon soup for SOOPER Bowl Sunday?   Start saving up your recipes for the big day!

Great catch!!!!

We at Castle Baconia wish you a happy weekend!

The King………………..


  1. 1
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    I have never heard of navy beans. In the recipe they do look like the baked beans in tomato sauce we get here (good on toast for a snack). I think those are haricot beans, so maybe that is two different names for the same bean.


    • 2

      Hmm….I’m not sure about the dual name for the same bean but it’s possible – like a lot of things around the world that are the SAME but have different names. We quite often make navy bean soup – sometimes with ham vs. bacon but it’s all just DELICIOUS. We get our bags of beans from the local farmer’s market. We do love baked beans too – lovely to have as a side dish with hot dogs or burgers when we have a cookout!!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. 3
    Dianna Says:

    That sounds like a YUMMY winter dish!
    Love, Sundae


  3. You are right….Bacon is LOVE you can eat!! This sounds yummy!


    • 6

      Well Bean with Bacon soup was something my Mom made a LOT…….then after she quit making homemade, Campbells had Bean With Bacon soup but for some reason either they quit making it or our grocery quit carrying it – so I’m now making my own. It’s better than Campbells by MILES! LOL


  4. 7
    cecilia07 Says:

    Chef Teddy what a purrfect recipe for winter. We are soup lovers here! I wil be printing this one
    Hugs Cecilia


  5. 9
    cecilia Says:

    Dang it I came back to fix my addy still pops up with my defunct WordPress account that I set up by mistake years ago AND I have deleted it but every so often it resurfaces

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  6. This showed up at the bestest time! We have a cold front pushing through that is going to make it feel like late fall here in this humid place and bean with bacon soup will be for dinner tomorrow night! I think I’d have to have some homemade bread with buttah for dippin’! HAPPY… HAPPY… HAPPY!

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    • 13

      Oh golly that sounds PERFECT – homemade bread with buttah for dippin’ ???? HEAVENLY. Bean and bacon soup is one of those classics that’s kind of easy to forget – people have become so fancy with soups and this has been around for – like – FOREVER! We have a cold windy day coming here too…..COLD there and COLD here are two different things though!! LOL

      Love, Pam


  7. 14
    Carole Schulman Says:

    Teddy! Mommy just finished her 2 eggs and I had my breakfast too, but I will tell you this TRULY and REALLY started her mouth to watering. I know this has to be outstanding! Mommy said she WILL try it.
    Love and smoochies,

    Katie Isabella


  8. 15
    foguth Says:

    We’ve always put ham in our homemade bean soup, but this sounds delicious.


  9. 20
    15andmeowing Says:

    That sounds very tasty. I love most soups. 🙂 XO


    • 21

      We’re big on soups too! Crockpots have made them easier to do too…..but mostly it’s just that homemade/cozy thing that happens when you make and eat homemade soup. 🙂


  10. 22

    Good morning ☀️ That sounds so good. Navy beans are really good for you too. Do you soak them first?


    • 23

      No we don’t soak them. Mom makes the whole lot in the crockpot and the beans get tender as can be – she has a big soup pot that she used to use for soups but the crockpot is even BETTER!! Mom does wash the beans though (rinse in colander).

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  11. 24

    Yep, that’s a goodie and bacon always is Teddy!


  12. 26

    That sounds delicious ! Purrs


  13. 28
    The Island Cats Says:

    The mom makes bean soup with ham…but we think bacon would be better!


  14. 30

    Mom loves soup, especially in the winter, but not the canned stuff – real homemade soup. This sounds like it fits the bill just fine. Thanks for sharing. And maybe we can get some of the bacon.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • 31

      Same here with soup. My Mom prefers to make her own – most canned soup is icky although Progresso does make some good ones for “emergency soup needs” (!!). This bean with bacon is really wonderful AND with a whole pound of bacon in it, SURELY there’s some for the WOOs to share???!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  15. 32

    This sounds purrfect for a cold winter’s day. Dad is our soup maker. Mom is passing the recipe on to him. Love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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