Hearty White Bean Soup
Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2014
Granted, cooking dried beans takes time, so you need to plan ahead. But creamy, flavorful beans are well worth the (mostly hands-off) wait. Our techniques yield perfect soup, and much more.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Here in the test kitchen we know that flavorful, tender beans start with a soak in salty water. For this stew, we brine dried cannellini beans overnight. Bacon provides a smoky flavor base for this mostly vegetable dish, and we use the rend...