Tuscan bean and bacon soup

6 servings Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking: 20 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (14)

60.00 ml fresh chillies — 573
250.00 g bacon — diced
4.00 carrots — large
2.00 onion — medium, chopped
2.00 leeks — rinsed, sliced
4.00 celery stalks — sliced
6.00 tomatoes — peeled and chopped
820.00 g butter beans — tinned, with liquid
6.00 fresh thyme — sprigs
4.00 garlic — cloves, chopped
10.00 ml salt
freshly ground black pepper
1.00 Litres stock — vegetable
1.00 Litres water — cold
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Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add bacon and fry for a few minutes.

Add carrots (cut into 5 mm thick crescents), onions, leeks and celery. Fry vegetables until they become translucent and start to soften, about 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes, butter beans, thyme and garlic.

Season with salt and pepper, then add reserved bean liquid, stock and cold water.

Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Check for seasoning and serve.

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