The cookbook includes the recipe for Wolf’s World Famous Bean Soup from Wolf’s Tavern in Henderson, Kentucky. I switched things up a little bit and came up with the recipe below. It is absolutely delicious, so give it a try – it’ll be just the thing to warm up with on a cold Kentucky evening.
The Best Bean Soup You’ll Ever Eat
2 store bought jars of Great Northern Beans, undrained
salt and pepper, to taste
1/8 cup shredded carrots (the finer, the better)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced ham (or more, if you’d like)
1 large can tomato soup
5 slices bacon
Pour the beans in a large soup pan. Add the can of tomato soup. Fill the soup can with water (twice) and add to the beans. Add the rest of the ingredients. As the soup simmers, keep a close eye on it and add more water as needed.
Fry bacon in a skillet. Add the bacon seasoning into the soup. Trust me, trust me, trust me.
The recipe in the book says to add either ham OR bacon, but with apologies to pigs everywhere, I love bacon AND ham muchly… So, I added the ham and crumbled the slices of bacon into the soup as well.
As with any soup (or chili for that matter) recipe, the real trick is to make it your own by adding the portions you prefer. So, add more or less of each ingredient – according to your own taste. Another trick to keep in mind with soup is this: When adding salt, pepper, and garlic powder – don’t go hog wild right off the bat. Be subtle with your seasonings, at first, because, as you add water, you’ll be adding more seasoning.
You’ll be amazed at how great the tomato soup makes this recipe.
Check your local Borders or click the following link to grab a copy of this cookbook for yourself – Eating Your Way Across Kentucky: The Recipes.
George Erdosh says
If you are cookbook collector, like I am, one of the most useful books has been just published (Nov/08), my own. It’s filled with much useful kitchen information, references, recipes that are simple, yet excellent with easy-to-find ingredients. Check i out:
Tried and True Recipes from a Caterer’s Kitchen: Secrets of Making Great Foods
I’ll be sure to check that out, George. I LOVE cookbooks and can never pass up a new one. I’ve been meaning to count the ones in my collection, but it’d take so long. I’ve been collecting them like a wild woman since I was 18 years old.
Thanks for letting us know about your cookbook, I can’t wait to check it out!