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Grandma's White Bean Soup in a bowl

Grandma's White Bean Soup (The Best)

This recipe for white bean soup tastes just like it came from grandma's kitchen. Perfect paired with crusty bread!
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword bean soup, bean soup recipe, white bean soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 142kcal


  • 1 lb pork
  • 1 large onion for marinade
  • 1 large onion for the soup
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup white beans
  • 4 qt boiled water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dill to garnish


  • Cut pork into 2-inch cubes. Slice one of the onions into rings and place directly on top of the pork. Press down on the onions lightly to squeeze out some of their juice. Place in the fridge to marinate overnight.
    2 inch pork squares placed under raw onion rings in a bowl
  • Take the pork out of the refrigerator. Remove the onions and throw them away. In an oiled soup pot over medium heat, sear the sides of the pork cubes until they brown. Add the diced onions and sliced carrots. Sauté until the veggies turn golden brown.
    In a frying pan pork and diced onion being sautéed
  • Add the white beans and boiled water. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for an hour and a half. Note: You may need to add more water, as the beans tend to absorb liquid.
    Hot boiled water and white beans added to the frying meat, onions and carrots
  • Remove the soup from heat. Garnish with fresh dill and enjoy!
    Grandma's White Bean Soup in a bowl


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1698IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg