Chunky Pheasant and Bean Soup

A delicious soup and hearty soup that you will love to eat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings


  • 2/3 Cup Dried Pinto or Borlotti Beans Soak them overnight
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Sticks Celery Finely chopped
  • 1 Large Carrot Peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Small glass White White
  • 1 Cup MacFarlane Pheasant Meat (Whole Pheasant) Cooked
  • 2 1/3 Cups Stock Chicken, game, or vegetable. Can use cooking juice from the pheasant meat as well
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Sprig Thyme Optional
  • Salt To taste
  • Ground Black Pepper To taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Drain the beans.
  • Put them in a pan, cover with water, bring up to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer until tender – around an hour, but it will depend on the variety and freshness of the beans.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based pan. 
  • Add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic, and sweat down until soft – 10-12 minutes.
  • Add the wine and simmer until reduced by about half.
  • Add the cooked beans, the pheasant, the stock and herbs, bring to a simmer and cook for 10-20 minutes,just to help the beans absorb the flavours.
  • Remove the bay leaf and thyme, if using. 
  • You now need partially to blend the soup so it thickensup but remains nice and chunky.
  • The easiest way to do this is to plunge a stick blender into the pot and give a few blitzes. 
  • Alternatively, take out a couple of mugfuls of the soup, blend in aprocessor and return to the pan.
  •  Failing that, just mash the beans a bit with a potato masher.
  • Season well and serve, piping hot, with a generous slosh of very good olive oil on top and somebread.
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