Fatback and Heirloom Bean Soup

Fatback and Heirloom Bean Soup
Michelle Heimerman

You can serve this soup the day you prepare it, but after an overnight rest in the refrigerator, the beans will have absorbed some of the broth and the soup will have a deeper flavor. Author Kevin Gillespie likes to mash the beans up a bit to create a creamy texture. This recipe first appeared with the 2015 SAVEUR 100 essay, Granny Gillespie's Soup Beans.