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When you make bean soup and you put bacon in it do you have to cook the bacon before adding it to the soup?

how long do you cook it for? I am making it in the crockpot

 
mommy5409

Asked by mommy5409 at 4:09 PM on Aug. 8, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I brown the bacon first, then add it to the beans. There will still be fat on the bacon, it seasons the beans well enough for me. :-)
    GoodMomma24-7

    Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 4:21 PM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • Start with the bacon and use the fat to cook the vegetables soft. Transfer to the crockpot, add your beans and cover with water.
    BluDog

    Answer by BluDog at 4:16 PM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • I didn't, but I have only made 1 pot before- which was last week... I just cooked it all in a crockpot all night long.
    2teens2LOs

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 4:25 PM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • Cooked bacon is usually ideal when it is crispy. So for about 15 min to 30 min should get it crispy.
    onelove1982

    Answer by onelove1982 at 5:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • I start with raw bacon in the crock pot, pull it out before serving and stir in some pan fried bacon for texture and extra flavor.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:21 PM on Aug. 9, 2011