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Vegetarian Yankee Bean Soup

Simmering beans and vegetables are wrapped in a soy-ham flavor. This soup is comforting on the coldest of days. Use pinto, great northern, navy or kidney beans in this recipe.Vegetarian Yankee Bean Soup

Serves 6-8.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp margarine or butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, finely chopped
  • 1-10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 large red potato, medium-diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 1 c frozen green beans
  • 4 c cooked beans (or 2-15 oz cans of beans)
  • 4 c boiling water
  • 1/4 c ham-flavored soy bits (or bacon-flavored)
  • 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Vegeta or 2 tsp vegetarian broth mix


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat the olive oil and margarine on a medium setting. Add the onion, bell pepper and celery. Saute 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Serve hot.

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