Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 1/14/10 - Smokey White Beans & Tomato Soup

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is a great winter meal. Serve this hearty soup with Amish Bread which uses common, cheap ingredients but tastes great!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Hormel Black Label Bacon, 12 or 16 oz, $3.00

Publix Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, $1.50

Bush's Cannellini Beans, around .99
-.75/2 FLIP
Final Price: .61 ea

Hunt's Tomatoes, price unavailable
-$1/3 FLIP
Final Price: Cheap

Publix Broth/Stock, around .50 ea

Smokey White Beans and Tomato Soup
from Bush Beans


3 slices smoked bacon, chopped
1 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon minced oregano
1/2 tablespoon minced thyme
1 pinch chili flakes
1 cup chopped canned tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can BUSH'S® Cannellini Beans, with liquid
3 cups chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black pepper


  1. Heat a 2-quart sauce pot over medium, add the raw bacon and cook 4 minutes until the bacon is crispy.
  2. Add the onions and cook 3-4 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic, herbs, and chili flakes, cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the cannellini beans with their liquid and chicken stock, bring to a simmer. Let cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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