Bacon, Bean and Tomato Soup

    Bacon, Bean and Tomato Soup


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    This is a thick bean soup with extra flavour from apple, bacon and tomato. Serve with your favourite crunchy bread and it's as good as dinner!

    Serves: 8 

    • 5 slices bacon
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
    • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock
    • 1 (400g) tin borlotti beans
    • 1 (400) tin Italian-style chopped tomatoes
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 medium apple, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place bacon in a large, deep frypan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, coarsely chop, and set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in beef stock, borlotti beans, tomatoes, celery and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer.
    3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the apple in the red wine until soft.
    4. Mix bacon, apple and remaining red wine into the soup mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until well blended.

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