Nothing’s better for warming up on a cold winter’s night than a hearty, filling soup. When the craving calls, a lot of us turn to a quick can of the stuff, and while we appreciate the ease, the flavor often leaves something to be desired. What we really need is a homemade version that’s also easy to make, and we’ve found an awesome one in this recipe from Michael’s Home Cooking. He’s here today showing us how to make a bean and bacon soup hearty enough to fill and warm us up through even the worst blizzards. Check it out!

You’ll Need

– 1/2 pound navy beans, soaked overnight
– 5 cups chicken broth
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 1 medium onion (one cup)
– 2 small cloves garlic
– 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped with no seeds
– 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
– 1/4 pound bacon
– Salt/pepper/parsley

Michael shares his recipes over on My Recipe Picks, so head there for more info on this easy recipe. What do you think of it? Do you regularly make soup from scratch, or do you usually rely on the canned versions? Will you try to warm up with this soup this winter?