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Crockpot Bean Soup

14, 15, or more bean. More is better. No soaking required. It's just amazing the amount of flavor that comes out of this massive mix of beans. In general you want 4 c. of broth for each cup of beans and scale up or down the other stuff. Hard to go wrong.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 10 mins

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1 c 15 bean soup mix I like Hurst's HamBeens 15 bean soup
  • 4 c chicken broth sub vegetable broth if you are vegeterian
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic or more
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder optional
  • 1/2 can diced tomatos meh
  • 1 lb hambone, or some diced ham or sausage. Or firm squash like butternut

Instructions

  • Rinse the beans and pick out any debris
  • place beans and all the stuff, broth, seasonings, etc in crockpot
  • cook on high for 5 hours or low for 7-8 hours until beans are tender
  • add tomatos if you want them and the flavor packet (you don't really need it)
  • cook another 30 minutes if you added the tomatos and flavor packet