Tippin' the Scales

La Cucina – Soup with Bacon

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2012-CUCINAlaurier-largeBacon Apple Tomato Soup

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 15 ml or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 6 gr or 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 475 ml or 2 cups beef stock
  • 410 gr or 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans
  • 420 gr or 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium apple, thinly sliced
  • 120 ml or ½ cup red wine
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


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

Note 1: Some leftovers? No problem! By the second day the sauteed apples have really infused the soup and it is so tasty!
Note 2: Why waste fat, brown the bacon in a sauce pan then sauted the onion, garlic and celery in the bacon juice.

fried_baconENJOY !

Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 195
Total Fat 10.3g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 447mg
Potassium 284mg
Total Carbohydrates 16.6g
Dietary Fiber 3.8g
Protein 6.4g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band persons can eat only half a portion max!

PDF of this recipe: 20130131-Bacon-Apple-Tomato-Soup

Author: Peter

I'm a man from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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