Monthly Archives: January 2010

Paula Dean’s Lean Confederate Bean Soup

By far one of my husband’s favorite bean recipes. And no, the soup is not racist because it says “confederate” lol… My understanding is this soup was common amount confederate soldiers who had access beans in a ready supply.  And if you’re vegetarian, by all means, omit adding the bacon and sausage 🙂  Enjoy!


Bacon – Few Slices

1 Garlic Clove – Mince

1 Small Onion – Mince

1 Green Pepper – Chopped

2 Cans of Bushes Baked beans (16oz)

2 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 Lb smoked Sausage

1 Cup Half & Half



Melt the butter, fry the bacon (in butter… YUM). Fry till it gets crispy, but not too much

Add garlic, pepper, and onions. Cook until soft.

Stir in Beans and Sausage and simmer 15 mins

Stir in 1/2 and 1/2 simmer for 10 more.


And viola, you have confederate bean soup!