Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Versatile, soothing and warm, soup can help you relax after a long cold day while you long for the beach and sunshine. For those of us fighting the cold and flu this winter, sipping on a hot broth can be a lifesaver. Hearty soups are a complete meal in a bowl, leaving you satisfied and sometimes sleepy.
This pork and bean soup is savory and filling. The recipe calls for our hearty bean soup base and adds big flavor. The soup base is a sweet and spicy mixture full of sausage, bacon, great northern white beans and seasonings. Since you make the base beforehand and just add it to the rest of the ingredients, you’ll cut down on prep time. Smoked pork neck is available at most grocery or specialty store meat counters. The addition of both canned tomatoes and sundried tomatoes gives a deep sweet and acidic tomato flavor that blends with the smokiness of the pork for a rich, multi-layered soup.
Meatless Monday is so much more appealing when incorporating this tasty dish featuring Randall Beans Great Northern Beans.